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Moldovan premier to attend Sochi Olympics opening ceremony.

February 03, 2014, 21:23 UTC+3 CHISINAU
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CHISINAU, February 03, (ITAR-TASS). Moldovan Prime Minister Iurie Leanca will attend the opening ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games in the Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi on February 7.

“I will be happy to attend the official Oympics opening ceremony. It’ll be a great honour for me to greet the Moldovan delegation from the stands. Sport is an ambassador of peace, and I hope that the Sochi Olympics will facilitate peace around the world,” the premier told local television on Monday, February 3.

Leanca said he would have a number of meetings with foreign leaders in Sochi.

The Winter Games opening ceremony will begin at Sochi’s Fish Stadium at 20:14 on February 7. Some 40,000 people will attend the ceremony at the Fisht Stadium and more than three billion will watch it on television. Over 40 heads of state and government will be present at the opening ceremony in Sochi, to be preceded by an official reception to be given by the Russian president.

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