0654 GMT January 20, 2022
Chinese Ambassador to Tehran Chang Hua praised Iran’s support for the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics.
The Chinese envoy made the remarks during a visit to the National Museum of Sports, Olympics and Paralympics in Tehran on Tuesday.
Speaking to Seyyed Reza Salehi-Amiri, the president of the National Olympic Committee of Iran, the Chinese envoy said, “I would like to offer my gratitude for your recent letter to the Chinese Olympic Committee and other efforts in showing your support for the Games.”
Salehi-Amiri, hailing the deep-rooted ties between the two countries, said, “China has always been an excellent host for numerous sporting events. I am confident the Winter Games will also take place in perfect circumstances, and the Iranian teams will be looking forward to participating in Winter Games and also Asian Games.
The Winter Games will kick off on February 4 and the Asian Games are scheduled to take place in Hangzhou in September.
The United States, Britain, Canada, and Australia have announced their political boycott of the Games in recent months over China's human rights record, an allegation China has dismissed as "political posturing".