Chinese Vice Foreign Minister He Yafei met with the Dalai Lama on Sarkozy solemn representations
According to China Central Television reported that Chinese Vice Foreign Minister He Yafei met this evening ordered to French Ambassador to China and the Soviet Union, French President Nicolas Sarkozy met with the Dalai Lama a few days ago in Poland made solemn representations. He Yafei said that on December 6, President Sarkozy despite strong opposition from the Chinese people and China's repeated solemn representations, insisted on by the President of France and the European Union rotating presidency of the dual role of the Dalai Lama met, and grossly interfere in China's internal affairs and seriously damaged the Chinese side Core interests, has severely hurt the feelings of the Chinese people and undermined Sino-French and the political foundation of Sino-EU relations, the Chinese government expresses its firm opposition and strong protests. He Yafei said that President Sarkozy's openly referred to as the so-called EU presidency, as well as the obligation to meet with the EU flag at the scene, is the French side of its wrong practice on the European Union, created a bad precedent. These erroneous practices that harm China and France established diplomatic relations 45 years of hard-won political mutual trust and comprehensive cooperation and good prospects for the serious consequences can only be held fully responsible for the French side. We urge the law in order to relations between the two countries and two peoples interest at heart, the real importance of China's solemn stance and legitimate concerns, fully aware of the Dalai Lama met with President Sarkozy on bilateral relations and Sino-EU relations damage caused, in the Tibet issue and take practical actions to correct the error.