Pyeongchang 2018 and Beijing 2022 sign MoU in front of Chinese and South Korean Presidents

Pyeongchang 2018 and Beijing 2022 sign MoU in front of Chinese and South Korean Presidents
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A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed today between Pyeongchang and Beijing, hosts of the next two Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The agreement was signed during a ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in front of an audience that included the Presidents of China and South Korea, Xi Jinping and Moon Jae-in.

Moon is making his first official visit to China and the trip is being heralded as an opportunity to improve relations between the two countries.

Following Pyeongchang 2018, the Games in Beijing four years later will mark the first time that Asia will have hosted consecutive Winter Olympics.

These two cities, plus Tokyo, host of the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, have already held talks on cooperating with one another to make all three events successful.

“We expect this MoU to accelerate the improvement of bilateral relations between South Korea and China,” Pyeongchang 2018 President Lee Hee-beom said following the signing.

“We also believe the agreement will have some positive impact on generating interest for the Pyeongchang Olympics, attracting Chinese tourists and boosting ticket sales.”

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