The Government will turn its back on Tibetan spiritual the Dalai Lama when he visits here early next month.
Prime Minister John Key says he will not be meeting with him, nor will any of his ministers.
Mr Key denies he has been pressured by the Chinese, but says he did tell the Chinese President and the Vice Premier that he would not be meeting him.
He says he would not get a lot out of a meeting with The Dalai, because he has met him before and he is likely to meet him again, just not on this occasion.
The Dalai Lama will be in the country on December 5 and 6.
- NEWSTALK ZB