|Obama to Host 'Secret Meeting' with Dalai Lama|
|by Tom McGregor||Thu, Feb 20, 2014, 08:10 PM|
Amidst concerns that President Barack Obama has sparked revolutionary uprisings in the Ukraine, Thailand, Syria and Egypt, the White House will greet Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama in a closed-door meeting on Friday morning. Details of their conversation will not be revealed publicly.
According to the Houston Chronicle, "President will host Tibetan spiritual leader the for a meeting on Friday, the White House said, in a move that could rankle already tense relations between the U.S. and China."
The White House may soon announce a so-called, 'Turning to Tibet' strategy in efforts to challenge China.
As reported by the Houston Chronicle, "Obama was to host the Nobel laureate for a private, morning meeting in the White House's map room. Traditionally, when Obama meets with presidents and prime ministers, he hosts them in the and allows reporters to witness a short portion of the meeting. The decision to hold the meeting elsewhere and to close the meeting to reporters could signal an attempt to avoid the appearance of a formal meeting between two heads of state."
Obama has scheduled a tour of Asia in April.
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