Xi welcomes guests of the 19th Asian Games

HANGZHOU, SANA- Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed that the 19th Asian Games bear the aspirations of the Asian peoples for peace and solidarity.

This came during the official banquet hosted by the Chinese President in honor of the leaders and heads of delegations invited to the opening ceremony of the 19th Asian Games, which begin this evening in the Chinese city of Hanzhou.

The Olympics torch will be lit again in China in autumn equinox, a day that symbolizes harvest and reunion in Chinese culture, Xinhua News Agency quoted President Xi as saying.

The President pointed out the importance of giving efforts to enhance solidarity through sports, strengthen confidence in Asian civilizations, and uphold communication and mutual learning to add new glory to Asian civilizations.

Fedaa al-Rhayiah / Mazen Eyon

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