South Africa denies Dalai Lama visa for Nobel summit

September 4, 2014 8:53 am
South Africa refuses to issue Dalai Lama visa/AFP
South Africa refuses to issue Dalai Lama a visa/AFP

, CAPE TOWN, Sep 4 – South Africa has refused to grant a visa for the Dalai Lama to attend the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Cape Town next month, his representative said Thursday.

The government “conveyed by phone to me they will not be able to grant the visa for the reason that it would disturb relations between China and South Africa,” Nangsa Choedon told AFP.

The refusal could see a boycott of the 14th annual peace summit, a spokesman for South African laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu said.


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