Dalai Lama urges global cooperation in economic crisis

(AFP) –

FRANKFURT — Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama called for worldwide cooperation to fight the effects of the economic crisis.

The Tibetan Buddhist leader said the global downturn showed “how our world is really small” and urged countries to take concerted action.

“We have to think globally,” he said, speaking at a conference on the economic crisis in Germany’s financial capital Frankfurt.

The Dalai Lama, who lives in exile in India, also said urgent measures were needed to fight global warming and close the gulf between rich and poor.

“We don’t need just nice talking, we must take action,” he told an audience of several thousand gathered in a football stadium.

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