The Dalai Lama began an 11-day visit to Britain on Tuesday, 20 May. Britain is the second stop, following Germany, on a five-country tour around the globe.

On Wednesday, 21 May, His Holiness met the leader of the opposition Conservative Party, David Cameron, who said:” We had a wide-ranging discussion about the situation in Tibet today, and the opportunity for dialogue with the Chinese about there being greater autonomy for Tibet.” The Dalai Lama also addressed members of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet, a grouping of MPs from across all the major British political parties.

Today His Holiness is scheduled to meet with the Mr. Nick Clegg, the leader of the opposition Liberal Democrat Party and later in the day will take part in a hearing on Tibet at the invitation of the parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee.

On Friday 23 May the Dalai Lama is due to meet the Prime Minister Gordon Brown at Lambeth Palace, the London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Video: David Cameron, leader of the Conservative Party, and William Hague, shadow Foreign Secretary, discuss their meeting with the Dalai Lama.