France congratulates China on its successful Winter Olympics bid
2022 Olympic Winter Games/election of Beijing – Statement by M. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development
Paris, 1 August 2015
I extend my warmest congratulations to the city of Beijing on being elected host city for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
The outstanding efforts made by the Chinese authorities, their professionalism and the success of the 2008 Olympic Games played a great part in this decision.
I wish the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games every success and am sure that they will effectively promote the universal values upheld by sport./.