Britain's Prince Charles meets Chinese leader over Tibet

Other News Materials 3 April 2009 04:34 (UTC +04:00)

Britain's Prince Charles on Thursday discussed Tibet with Chinese President Hu Jintao in London, where the Chinese leader had attended the Group of 20 (G20) summit, dpa reported.

Details of the talks were not released by the palace but Charles, heir to the British throne, is known to be a long-time supporter of the Dalai Lama - Tibet's spiritual leader.

Prince Charles had been urged by Tibet campaign group Free Tibet to raise the issue with Hu, including a list of human rights concerns submitted by the group.

Clarence House, the London office of the prince, said it had been a "good meeting" which took place in a London hotel and lasted for almost an hour.

"The prince and the president discussed a full range of issues of mutual concern, including climate change, the reconstruction of areas damaged by last year's earthquake (in China) and the situation in Tibet," a spokesman said.