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Xi Jinping Sends Congratulatory Letter to 2017 BRICS Games

On the evening of June 17, 2017, the 2017 BRICS Games was inaugurated in Guangzhou. President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter to the Games, expressing warm congratulation on the convening and extending sincere welcome to all guests, athletes and coaches attending the Games.

Xi Jinping pointed out that China expects to take the BRICS Summit in Xiamen to be held this September as an opportunity to promote BRICS cooperation in people-to-people and cultural exchanges for new results, and consolidate the public opinion foundation for cooperation among the BRICS countries.

Xi Jinping stressed that each BRICS member country has its own distinct strengths in regards to sports. The BRICS Games will play a positive role in improving athletes’ performance, popularizing traditional sports, promoting the cause of sports development and boosting friendship among peoples. It is hoped that all athletes could display true sportsmanship, give the best account of themselves and strive for the excellent performance.

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