MOSCOW, November 19. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has received an invitation to attend the opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in China, Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.
"President Putin has received an invitation to travel to Beijing for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games," Peskov told journalists.
"After all details are settled, we will make a statement jointly with our Chinese partners about this visit," he added.
2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Beijing
The 2022 Winter Olympic Games in the Chinese capital of Beijing are scheduled to be held between February 4 and 20, while the Paralympic Winter Games will be held on March 4-13.
During the 128th IOC session in Kuala Lumpur on July 31, 2015, Beijing was chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games making the Chinese capital the first city ever to host both the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games (in 2008) as well as the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games (in 2022).
Beijing won the right to host the 2022 Olympics and Paralympics in a tight race, beating Kazakhstan’s Almaty in 2015, by chalking up 44 votes against its rival’s 40.