유럽연합의 호세 마뉴엘 바로수 집행위원장은 티베트 사태를 이유로 중국 베이징 올림픽대회 참가를 거부하려는 어떠한 움직임에도 반대한다고 밝혔습니다.

바로수 위원장은 오늘 베이징에서 중국의 원자바오 총리와 회담한 뒤 이같이 밝혔습니다.

바로수 위원장은 원자바오 총리와 티베트 문제에 관해 허심탄회하게 논의했다며, 곧 긍정적인 발전이 있기를 바란다고 말했습니다.

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The head of the European Commission says he is opposed to any boycott of the upcoming Beijing Olympic games because of the ongoing crisis in Tibet.

Jose Manuel Barroso expressed his views today (Friday) after talks with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in Beijing. Mr. Barroso says he and Mr. Wen had frank discussions on Tibet, and that he hoped to "see positive developments soon."

Tensions have grown between both sides since China's harsh crackdown of anti-government protesters in the last month. The European Parliament had urged EU leaders to boycott the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games in August unless Chinese leaders hold talks with Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.

But Mr. Barroso says the games must be successful because they celebrate the world's youth.