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30may20091Dharamshala: Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has been invited to visit Denmark by humanitarian organisation Tibet Charity as well as seven other Danish companies and non-profit organisations with an interest in Tibetan Buddhist philosophy.

Danish media The Copenhagen Post report said Monday Unlike His Holiness the Dalai Lama's last visit to Denmark, this will only be a one-day visit on April 18, during which he will be holding two lectures in the Tivoli Congress Centre in Copenhagen.

When he visited last year, His Holiness the Dalai Lama gathered 8,000 listeners to Buddhist lectures in Bella Centre.

During his 2009 visit, His Holiness the Dalai Lama met for an "unofficial" meeting with Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, sparking temporary rage in China, which perceives the Dali Lama as a political troublemaker, the Danish media further said.

"China punished Denmark by cancelling a number of official visits, and eventually succeeded in pressuring the Danish parliament to promise to actively oppose Tibetan independence," the news report continued.

The organisers of this visit have made it clear that there will not be any political meetings during His Holiness the Dalai Lama's stay in Denmark. The Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen also said that he does "not have any special need to meet the Dalai Lama again."

In May 2009, the prime minister said that he was pleased to meet with His Holiness and that although there are not many Buddhists in Denmark, many Danish people admire and have great respect for His Holiness. He said Denmark supports human rights for the Tibetan people. His Holiness also met the foreign minister of Denmark. The meeting focused mainly on the Tibet situation.

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