Baek Hye-ryeon, a member of the Democratic Party of Korea, said on the 3rd that the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee marked Dokdo as Japanese territory on the map of the website, “Declaring that we will firmly oppose the practice of denying the spirit of the Olympics, which prohibits the introduction of politics into sports. We will propose a resolution together with 132 members of the National Assembly,” he said.
High Commissioner Baek Hye-ryun held a press conference at the National Assembly Communication Center in Yeouido, Seoul on the morning of the same day and said, “This is a clear violation of Korea’s sovereignty over Dokdo, a violation of international law and a historically regressive act.”
“The Japanese labeling of Dokdo is an act that infringes on the territorial sovereignty of the Republic of Korea and will have a negative impact on bilateral relations between Korea and Japan,” said Supreme Councilor Baek. is a serious warning,” he said.
“In the context of the global crisis of COVID-19, this Olympics has a special meaning,” he said. “However, the Japanese government should keep in mind that these efforts can be futile in an instant and become a target of international condemnation due to Japan’s atrocities.” “I strongly urge the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to play its role,” said Supreme Council member Baek. “The Japanese government protested against the use of the Korean Peninsula flag with Dokdo in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in 2018, and the IOC declared that ‘political matters should be treated as sports. In accordance with the principle that it is inappropriate to link with The same should be applied, and this should be strongly recommended to the Tokyo Olympic Committee in Japan, and measures should be taken to remove the mark of Dokdo from the Japanese map,” he said.
Last but not least, Supreme Councilor Baek said, “The Korean government must also take a decisive and continuous response to the Japanese side’s labeling of Dokdo. Efforts have to be made to inform them.”
(Seoul = News 1)
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