Dalai Lama to visit Prague in September

The Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama is to visit Prague in September where he will attend a conference on democracy and human rights in Asia organized by the foundation Forum 2,000. The Dalai Lama is a close friend of the former Czech president Václav Havel and has visited Prague eight times at his invitation. He was last here in 2008 on the first leg of a European tour.