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New Zealand will not send diplomatic representatives to the Beijing Winter Olympics

New Zealand will not send diplomatic representatives to the Beijing Winter Olympics

A worker walks near the sign that marks the start of the Beijing Winter Olympics (REUTERS / Carlos Garcia Rawlins).

New Zealand announced on Tuesday that it would not send diplomatic delegates to the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics for health reasons. Following COVID-19 infection.

“We have already made it clear that we will not be at the ministerial level.”The Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand told the media. Grand Robertson, Then when asked about Wellington’s condition The United States will announce that it will not send diplomatic representatives to the Olympics.

Washington justifies the boycott Struggle against Asian giant human rights abuses.

“There are various factors, but mainly they are related Covit-19 and the logistics of the voyage and others surrounding the plague were not conducive to that kind of voyage.Robertson pointed out.

New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson.  EFE / Elvis González / Archive
New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson. EFE / Elvis González / Archive

The deputy prime minister said his government had shown Beijing Concerns over allegations of human rights violations Performed by China, but dWellington’s decision was linked to a decision previously announced by Washington.

Both New Zealand and American athletes will take part in the sporting event.

Except for these two countries, Australia and the United Kingdom have previously indicated they do not consider sending embassies. The Beijing Winter Olympics are scheduled for February 4-20, 2022.

(With information from EFE)

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