Lebanese Olympic Committee President keen for closer cooperation with Chinese Olympic Committee

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Beirut, Lebanon, January 20, 2022: The President of the Lebanese Olympic Committee, Boutros Edmond Jalkh, is keen for closer cooperation with the Chinese Olympic Committee.

The Lebanese NOC President was addressing the Chinese Ambassador to Lebanon, Qian Minjian, who visited the Lebanese Olympic Committee headquarters in Baabda on Wednesday, January 19.

Ambassador Qian handed over a proposed cooperation agreement between the two NOCs and thanked the Lebanese Olympic Committee for the reception.  

President Jalkh said he was hopeful of building better relations with the Chinese Olympic Committee, and also wished China a successful hosting of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

The pair also discussed the administrative and logistical preparations for Lebanon’s participation in the Winter Games which gets underway on February 4. 

Lebanon will be represented by three athletes in alpine skiing and cross-country skiing.

Ambassador Qian also briefed his hosts on the measures being taken by the Chinese authorities to ensure the safety of all athletes and officials at the Beijing Games from the Covid-19 pandemic.

At the end of the meeting, both parties exchanged souvenirs. Also present at the meeting was General Hassan Rustom, Lebanese Olympic Committee Secretary General.