Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Beijing with friends from afar

2022-06-01 0 By

On the afternoon of February 4, Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Beijing to attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games and related activities.Putin is the first head of state in the world to explicitly commit to attending the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.His trip to Beijing is his first overseas trip this year and the only one he has arranged so far.”I have known President Xi Jinping for a long time,” Putin said in a written interview with Shen Haixiong, head of the Chinese Media Headquarters. “As a good friend and politician who share many common views on solving world issues, we have been in close communication.Therefore, I immediately accepted his invitation to visit China to share with my Chinese friends the joy of hosting this year’s world’s most important sporting event, the Winter Olympic Games.”Putin firmly opposes the politicization of sports and the use of sports as a tool for pressure, unfair competition and discrimination, and believes that the Beijing Winter Olympics will be a wonderful and high-level event.Putin loves ice sports like ice hockey, skiing, biathlon and figure skating as well as professional athletes.Russia is sending a 461-member Olympic team, including some of the world’s best.The year 2022 also marks the opening of the Year of China-Russia Sports Exchange.Editor in charge: Wang Lei