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Dalai Lama to meet US President Barack Obama for the fifth time

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Published on 15 Jun 2016 6:23 AM GMT

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Washington: Spiritual leader Dalai Lama will meet United States President Barack Obama for the fifth time despite opposition by China.

The move by the revered leader may infuriate China. It will be the fifth time that both the leaders will meet.

Obama has met with the Dalai Lama twice before, in February 2010 and July 2011. China responded to those meetings with similarly angry comments.

Beijing accuses the Dalai Lama of being a separatist who foments unrest in Tibet, a region it claims has been part of China since "ancient times."

The Dalai Lama, who fled to India in 1959 after a failed uprising, has long denied China's assertion that he's seeking Tibetan independence.

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