（中外新闻社 中外新闻网记者 斌斌）24届北京冬奥会圆满闭幕后，冬残奥会又迎来46个国家的残奥健儿相聚北京。3月7日，应斯洛伐克驻华大使杜尚•贝拉邀请，中外新闻社总裁韦燕、执行社长刘登臣、教育总监刘桂英、常务理事班晓晓等出席在斯洛伐克驻华大使官邸，分享正在北京举办的冬残奥会，为残奥健儿加油，同时庆祝即将到来的三八国际妇女节。
After the successful 24th Beijing Winter Olympics, the Paralympic Winter Games welcomed Paralympic athletes from 46 countries to gather in Beijing. On March 7th, invited by the Slovak Ambassador to China, H.E. Mr. Dusan Bella, President of Home and Abroad News Press Mrs. Wei Yan, Executive Director Mr. Liu Dengchen, Education Director Mrs. Liu Guiying, and Director Mr. Ban Xiaoxiao attended the celebration event at Slovak ambassador's residence to share the exciting moments of the Beijing Winter Paralympics with Paralympic athletes as well as celebrate the upcoming March 8th International Women's Day.
Ambassador Dusan Bella delivered a speech. He said that the official motto of the Winter Paralympics “Together for a Shared Future” demonstrates a goal of pursuing world unity, peace and progress. It reflects the need for the world to work together for better tomorrows, especially given the difficulties it faces not only as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic but also the ongoing Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
杜尚•贝拉说，在此，请允许我重复国际残奥会主席安德鲁•帕森斯 (Mr.Andrew Parsons)在2022北京冬残奥会开幕式上的话：“21世纪是对话和外交的时代，而非战争与仇恨的时代”。
He said that allow me to repeat the words of the President of the International Paralympic Committee, Mr. Andrew Parson, at Beijing 2022 Opening Ceremony, who recalled in his message of peace that “the 21st century is a time for dialogue and diplomacy, not war and hate”.
During the Beijing Winter Paralympics, there are 31 Slovak athletes representing our country in Beijing Paralympics who will compete in three paralympic winter sports: wheelchair curling, para ice hockey and the alpine skiing.
Now, I am very proud to tell you that the first gold medal of Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games won Slovakian vision impaired alpine skier Henrieta Farkasova in the downhill. Just today, she won another gold medal in Alpine combination. It is the 11th gold overall at the Paralympic Winter Games that won this skier.
Slovakian female athletes are beautiful and brave, as you have probably noticed, we are surrounded by artworks of 30 beautiful young ladies, who wear traditional Slovak headbands, which were the most important and beautiful component of the wedding costume in the 19th and early 20th century, symbolizing adult, unmarried girls. Brides wore them to their wedding ceremonies, so the headbands were always richly decorated and differed in style in different regions of Slovakia. In the last 5 years, this exhibition called ´Headbands in the 21st Century´ obtained international recognition for their artistic mastery not only in Europe, but also in many countries around the world, where more than half million people visited the exhibitions.
Ambassador Dusan Bella also introduced a big photo of Petra Vlhová, the champion of the Alpine Skiing World Cup, with the national headdress. On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, everyone is happy to take many photos to share the bravery and beauty of Slovak women.
The senior executives of Home and Abroad News Press and the Romanian Ambassador to China H.E. Mr. Basil Constantinescu, the Azerbaijani Ambassador to China H.E. Mr. Zeynalli Akram, the French Ambassador to China H.E. Mr. Laurent Bili, and other guests had friendly exchanges with melodious Slovak music, and then all guests had dinner in the embassy garden to spend an unforgettable time together...