Regarding the U.S.’s official “diplomatic boycott” of the Beijing Winter Olympics, the South Korean government said, “We hope that the Olympics, which will be held in Pyeongchang in 2018, Tokyo in 2021 and Beijing in 2022, will contribute to Northeast Asia, world peace and prosperity, and inter-Korean relations. I am doing it,” he said.
Choi Young-sam, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said at a regular briefing today (7th), “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has nothing to say about the diplomatic decisions of other governments.” “Our government has supported the successful hosting of the Beijing Winter Olympics.” repeatedly emphasized.
Spokesperson Choi also responded to a question about whether South Korean government officials would attend the Beijing Winter Olympics, saying, “Nothing has been decided yet. .
In this regard, it is reported that the Korean Sports Council responded to a request from the Chinese side to provide a list of personnel attending the opening ceremony, etc.
White House spokeswoman Jen Saki said at a briefing on the 6th local time that the United States would not send any diplomatic or official delegation to the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games in light of the continuing genocide, crimes against humanity and other human rights violations in Xinjiang. I did.
After the US has formalized a diplomatic boycott of not sending a government delegation to the Beijing Olympics, it is interesting to see whether US allies, including South Korea, will join the move.
In response, Spokesperson Choi Young-sam explained, “The US has informed the South Korean side of this decision in advance through diplomatic channels,” but explained, “In this communication process, we have not made any related requests, such as a boycott request.”
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