The DPRK Olympic Committee and the DPRK Ministry of Physical Culture and Sports sent a letter to the Olympic Committee of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the Organizing Committee of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympic Games and the General Administration of Sports of the PRC.
The letter noted that the preparations for the 24th Winter Olympics are being satisfactorily made thanks to the positive efforts and devoted struggle made by the Chinese party, government and people under the correct leadership of General Secretary Xi Jinping despite the worldwide health crisis.
However, the U.S. and its vassal forces are getting evermore undisguised in their moves against China aimed at preventing the successful opening of the Olympics, it pointed out, saying: The DPRK Olympic Committee and the DPRK Ministry of Physical Culture and Sports resolutely reject those moves, branding them as an insult to the spirit of the international Olympic Charter and as a base act of attempting to disgrace the international image of China.
Saying that we could not take part in the Olympics due to the hostile forces’ moves and the worldwide pandemic, but we would fully support the Chinese comrades in all their work to hold splendid and wonderful Olympic festival, the letter expressed the belief that the fraternal Chinese people and sportspersons would successfully open the Beijing Winter Olympics by overcoming all sorts of obstructions and difficulties, rallied close around General Secretary Xi Jinping and the Communist Party of China.
The DPRK Olympic Committee and the DPRK Ministry of Physical Culture and Sports will do their utmost to contribute to the development of the traditional friendship between the DPRK and China by further strengthening the friendly exchange, cooperation and visits with the Chinese sports organs and sportspersons, true to the wise leadership of the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un, the letter stressed.
The DPRK ambassador to the PRC met a leading official of the General Administration of Sports of the PRC and conveyed the letter on January 5.