Obama will Raise Tibet Issue with President Hu: JarrettThursday, 22 October 2009, 12:22 p.m.
the unassailable position of president Barack Obama on human rights
advocacy, senior adviser Valerie Jarret said the US president would
raise the issue of Tibet during his visit to China next month.”There’s
no stronger advocate for human rights than President Obama,” Jarrett
told Reuters news agency during an interview on Wednesday.She said Obama had invited His Holiness the Dalai Lama to a White House meeting “as early as December”.”It’s
a very important relationship and we think that we can certainly have
both,” Jarrett said. “The president has a relationship with the Dalai
Lama. He has a relationship with the Chinese.”Jarrett led a
delegation to Dharamsala last month to meet His Holiness the Dalai Lama
to convey President Obama’s commitment to support the Tibetan people in
protecting their distinct religious, linguistic, and cultural heritage
and securing respect for their human rights and civil liberties.