Dalai Lama not averse to talks with China

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Amritsar, Nov 27 (UNI) Nobel Laureate and Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama today said that he was not averse to talks with China, ''provided the Chinese take the inItiative''.

''China should take the initiative and find a solution to the problem in Tibet,'' he said, while talking to mediapersons on the sidelines of an Inter Faith Conference here.

''I preach peace and universal brotherhood and my motive has never been to generate hatred against China'', he added.

Replying to a question, the Dalai Lama said that he did not think that his presence here ''will create a thaw in Indo-China relations''. Both are peace loving and progressive countries, he added.

Earlier the Dalai Lama paid obeisance at the Golden Temple.

He was honoured with a 'siropa' (robe of honour) and presented a plaque of the Golden Temple and a sword by Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Joginder Singh Vidanti at the Information Centre of the shrine. The head priest of the Golden Temple Giani Gurbachan Singh and Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandik Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar were also present on the occasion.

UNI

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