Belgium “has no intention” of sending government officials to Beijing 2022 – Sports Center

BRUSSELS, December 14 (EFE): Belgian Prime Minister Alexandre de Croo announced Tuesday that the Belgian government “has no intention” of sending any executive to the Winter Olympics scheduled for 2022 in Beijing.

“The federal government has no intention of sending any representation to the Beijing Winter Olympics,” local newspaper La Free Belgium reported, and the head of government responded to Parliament, when asked about the possible participation of Belgium in the Olympics.

The United States announced last week that it will not send an official delegation to the Olympic event that will be held in Beijing from February 4-20, 2022, although it will send its athletes, because it considers that the Chinese government is committing human rights violations. In Xingjiang District.

Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom later joined this diplomatic boycott, and China, for its part, said those who join the diplomatic boycott of the Games “will have to pay for it.”

It remains to be seen whether the Belgian CEO’s “intent” – which in no way will affect the nearly 30 Belgian athletes registered for the competition – is confirmed as the European Union tries to reach consensus on a common response.

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