Iceland’s Foreign Minister Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir met with China’s Ambassador to Iceland Zhang Keyuan yesterday, expressing her concern about the current situation in Tibet.
According to information from the Foreign Ministry, Gísladóttir is especially concerned because of news of dozens of deaths in relation to recent demonstrations in the region and continued tension between the inhabitants of Tibet and the Chinese authorities.
The minister encouraged the Chinese government not to use violent force, to aim to find a permanent solution on the position of Tibet and respect human rights, as Morgunbladid reports.
Gísladóttir said in an interview with RÚV, that the Icelandic government does not, however, support Tibetan independence since not even the region’s unofficial political leader Dalai Lama is making such claims.
Icelandic superstar Björk recently caused anger in China by declaring her support for an independent Tibet during her concert in Shanghai.
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