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Beijing 2022, Canada also announces diplomatic boycott

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Canada has joined the list of countries implementing diplomatic boycotts of the Beijing 2022 Winter Games, as announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He explained how his country would follow in the footsteps of the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom, which have announced boycotts. In recent days.

None of the British ministers will attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics on February 4. Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed this today, defining the absence of government representatives as “effective” diplomatic boycott. When asked if the UK would follow the example of other countries, Johnson responded to the House of Commons.

South Korea, on the other hand, is not considering a diplomatic boycott: according to an official from the Seoul Presidency quoted anonymously by Yonhap, the country has not yet been determined on the issue. During a conference, when asked about the US government’s announcement of a diplomatic boycott of the Games next February due to human rights violations in China, the official made his comments. The official explained that the United States had informed South Korea of ​​their action, stating that Seoul had not decided to join the US initiative.

He explained that no decision had been made regarding our government’s participation in the Olympics. In response to the US announcement, the South Korean government reiterated its policy support for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, reiterating its hope that “they will contribute to peace and Korean relations.” The administration of President Moon Jae-in, in fact, is looking forward to a turning point in efforts to revive the peace process on the Korean Peninsula using the opportunity of Beijing 2022, as happened at the 2018 Pyongyang Games hosted by South Korea. .

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