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Wang Yi Delivers a Video Speech to the Beijing Olympic Winter Games Forum for Cooperation and Development of International Friendship Cities

2022-01-14 22:36

On January 14, 2022, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi delivered a video speech at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Winter Games Forum for Cooperation and Development of International Friendship Cities.

Wang Yi said, hosting a successful Beijing Olympic Winter Games is China's solemn commitment to the international community, with the great importance the Chinese government attaches to and personal care by President Xi Jinping. During the preparation process, China has received strong support and help from the international community, especially international friendship cities, and received good wishes from friends around the world. We believe that the Beijing Olympic Winter Games will definitely build more bridges of friendship and platforms for cooperation between the Chinese people and people of other countries.

Wang Yi said, currently, the Winter Olympics has entered "Beijing Time", and Beijing is set to embrace the "Winter Olympics Moment". We are willing to work with the international community to vigorously carry forward the Olympic spirit, which requires "mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play", and jointly present a streamlined, safe and splendid Olympic Games to the world. We are willing to further deepen the solidarity and cooperation among people of all countries, inject more confidence and strength into the world plagued by the pandemic, and work together for a better future.

This forum is co-hosted by the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, the People's Government of Beijing Municipality and the People's Government of Hebei Province. About 200 local representatives from more than 20 countries that have established friendship-city or friendship-province relations with Beijing and Hebei attended the forum.

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