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Chinese Ambassador H.E. Yu Hong Met with President of Bruneian NOC HRH Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah
2021/08/03

On 28 July, Chinese Ambassador H.E. Yu Hong met with the President of Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council (NOC) His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah.

H. E. Ambassador Yu Hong expressed appreciation for the continuous contributions HRH Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah has made to promote the China-Brunei sports cooperation and exchanges, and briefed HRH Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah the latest development in the preparations for the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Ambassador Yu Hong said that the Olympic spirit transcends national borders and inspires the solidarity that the international community needs the most to tackle common challenges facing mankind such as the COVID-19. The Chinese side has full confidence in the successful delivery of the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, and is willing to work with the rest of the international community to carry forward the Olympic spirit, and host a simple, safe and excellent Olympic gathering. Politicizing sports runs counter to the spirit of the Olympic Charter and harms the interests of all athletes as well as the international Olympic cause. All sectors of the international community, including the governments, Olympic committees of many countries and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), have expressed clear opposition to this wrong practice.

HRH Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah fondly talked about his visits to China and expressed his hope in further promoting Brunei-China sports cooperation and exchanges. HRH said, the Bruneian NOC resolutely opposes the wrong practice of politicization of sports and firmly supports Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. It is for defending the interests of the athletes, and the spirit of the Olympic Charter. Other than the Winter Games, China will host several Asian Games next year in Hangzhou, Sanya and Shantou, the Bruneian side looks forward to the successful hosting of all the games and has full confidence that China will yet make more contribution to the Olympic Movement.

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