Tanzanian President Hassan commends China for hosting Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games

Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan addresses after swearing-in ceremony as the country's first female President after the sudden death of President John Magufuli at statehouse in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on March 19, 2021. - Hassan, 61, a soft-spoken Muslim woman from the island of Zanzibar, will finish Magufuli's second five-year term, set to run until 2025, after the sudden death of John Magufuli from an illness shrouded in mystery. (Photo by STR / AFP) (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images)
File Photo of Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan. (Photo by Getty Images)

Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan has commended China for hosting the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

“We follow with a lot of excitement the Beijing 2022 Olympics and Paralympics Winter Games. We wish the Government and the People of China best wishes in hosting this world greatest event,” President Hassan said late Friday on her official Twitter account.

President Hassan joined Tanzania’s Zanzibar President Hussein Ali Mwinyi who on January 22 voiced his support for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics via social media, wishing it a great success.

“I am looking forward to the successful convening of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games. The Olympic Games is a sport festival for all mankind, so it shouldn’t be politicized and should stay away from politics,” he said. “It is only via respecting the Olympic spirit and transcending politics that we can finally realize the mission for global unity and the Olympic creed and motto: faster, higher, and stronger.”

On January 25, the Tanzania National Olympic Committee wished China a successful Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

“We are looking forward to a successful Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics like the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games,” said Gulam Rashid, the president of the Tanzania National Olympic Committee.

Rashid said that Tanzania fully supported China in hosting the Winter Olympic Games although the east African nation will not participate because it does not have winter games.