12 Aug '17, 9am

#DalaiLama cancels #Botswana trip due to 'exhaustion'

NEW DELHI (AFP) - The Dalai Lama has cancelled a trip next week to Botswana because of "exhaustion", after Beijing expressed anger at the African country for allowing the visit. The 82-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader, who lives in exile in India, was to speak at a three-day conference in Botswana's capital Gaborone, which begins on Aug 17. An official statement released late on Friday (Aug 11) said the Dalai Lama had written to the president of Botswana and the conference organisers, the Mind and Life Institute, expressing "profound regret" at having to cancel his visit "due to exhaustion". "His Holiness has reluctantly had to concede that his 82-year-old body was telling him to rest. Get The Straits Times newsletters in your inbox Sign Up "Since his physicians have also advised him to avoid undertaking long journeys for the next few weeks, His Holiness will return to Dh...

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