Updated: 02/21/2014 08:29 | By Agence France-Presse

Obama to meet Dalai Lama on Friday

US President Barack Obama will meet Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at the White House on Friday, in an encounter likely to draw the ire of China.


Obama to meet Dalai Lama on Friday

The Dalai Lama speaks at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) during a panel discussion on "Happiness, Free Enterprise, and Human Flourishing" in Washington, DC, February 20, 2014 - by Jim Watson

"The President will meet the Dalai Lama in his capacity as an internationally respected religious and cultural leader," said National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden.

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