(TibetanReview.net, Dec03, 2017) – The Dalai Lama has on Dec 1 told former US President Barack Obama that Nobel Peace laureates should meet to affect changes for the immediate future, that their past couple of meetings had not yielded much action, reported the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) on its Tibet.net website Dec 1.
“You are not only a former US president but you are a Nobel laureate, you are young and you can do a lot. We should fulfil our aspiration for world peace. Maybe my generation will not see the results, but your generation will definitely see the results,” CTA quoted the Dalai Lama as having said, citing Kasur Tempa Tsering, the India and East Asia Coordinator for the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
The two were reported to have talked about promoting compassion and altruism in human beings as well as peace in today’s strife and violence-torn world.
The meeting, which lasted 45 minutes, was the sixth between the two and the Dalai Lama has called Obama “an old trusted friend” after the meeting. Four of those meetings took place during Obama’s presidency in 2010, 2011, 2014, and 2016 while the first one took place in 2005 when the former president was a Senator. The spiritual leader of Tibet especially flew from his exile home in Dharamshala for the meeting.
Obama is currently touring China, India and France. The two met in New Delhi at the Dalai Lama’s instance. Obama had visited Beijing and met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Nov 29.