Berlin: Hollywood actor Richard Gere met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Thursday morning in the Chancellery. According to Chancellor Merkel’s spokesperson Steffen Seibert, the talk between Gere and Merkel was officially “about the current situation in Tibet.”
Further details of the talk are not revealed.
Richard Gere is a long time supporter of Tibet, a devout Buddhist and a friend of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Kai Muller, the Executive Director of International Campaign for Tibet, Germany said “his high level engagement on Tibet in Germany is very encouraging at a critical time. Richard Gere updated the Chancellor on recent developments in Tibet and spoke about ways in which the international community could help mitigate the plight of the Tibetan people.”