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Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation And International Table Tennis Federation Unite to Aid Refugees

 

 

The Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF), World Taekwondo (WT) and the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) have signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote humanitarian, peace and development-supporting activities.

THF Chairman, and WT President Chungwon Choue and ITTF President Thomas Weikert signed the agreement on 28 November during the XXIII Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) General Assembly in Tokyo, Japan. The President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach was also present at the signing.

The agreement will allow full cooperation and information exchange between the three organisations. They aim to commit to developing close cooperation in the following areas:

Promoting sport as a powerful vehicle towards peace, social development and integration of vulnerable populations;

Uniting forces in offering sport for development and peace activities, in particular in THF’s existing Azraq Taekwondo Academy in Azraq Refugee Camp, Jordan, and potentially other locations worldwide;

Exchanging and sharing of expertise, know-how, information and publications.

 

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