Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message for the pre‑ceremony at the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games, in the Republic of Korea today:
안녕하십니까 Ahn-nyoung Ha-shim-nikka, PyeongChang.
The world gathers on the Korean Peninsula today, united by the Olympic spirit: in solidarity, mutual respect and friendly competition. The Olympics and Paralympics showcase the best of the world’s athletic achievements. And the best of humanity.
Let the Olympic flame shine as a beacon to human solidarity. Let the Olympic Truce help spread a culture of peace. Let the Olympic spirit guide our actions today and every day.
Thank you. Gahm-sah Hahm-ni-da 감사합니다.