Dalai Lama Appeals for Support as He Wraps Up Italy Visit བོད་སྐད།

The Dalai Lama on Sunday wrapped up a 11-day visit to Italy during which he met fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureates and appealed fro continued support for Tibet's bid for genuine autonomy. Addressing the regional lawmakers in northern Turin, the Dalai Lama said, "It is extremely important that that your support continue. Ours is a just cause ... Tibetan culture should be preserved not just for the Tibetan people, but for the entire international community because a it is a culture of peace, compassion and non-violence." Beijing has complained to the Italian Foreign Ministry over the visit, which took the Dalai Lama to Rome, Milan and Turin.