Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Qin Gang's Remarks on Sarkozy’s Announcement to Meet with Dalai

Q: It’s reported that French President Sarkozy announced the other day that he would meet with Dalai in Poland at the 25th anniversary of former Polish President Walesa winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Do you have any comment?

A: We resolutely oppose Dalai’s engagement in separatist activities in other countries in whatever capacity as well as foreign leaders’ contact with Dalai in whatever form. At present, China’s relations with both France and the EU are improving and developing. This hard-earned situation should be cherished. We urge the French side to proceed from the overall interest of bilateral relations, adhere to the one China principle, honor its commitment, take China’s major concern seriously and properly handle relevant issues so as to contribute to the stable development of China-France and China-EU relations.

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