Dalai Lama’s visit to Romania Ecumenical, not political, says Romanian MEP

Dalai Lama’s visit to Romania will be strictly ecumenical, and it will not question the One China principle endorsed by Romanian authorities, Romanian MEP Laszlo Tokes said in a press release Thursday.

Tokes’s press office issued the statement in reply to the Foreign Affairs Ministry’s dissociation from the Tibetan leader’s visit. Most countries, including the United States, regard the Tibetan spiritual leader’s visits as unofficial, said the press release.

Romania acknowledges China’s territorial integrity and the sovereignty of its Republic, said Tokes. The Dalai Lama’s visit “is not meant to question the One China principle, which Romania acknowledges”, he added, as the spiritual leader’s visit will be strictly ecumenical, not political.

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