World Taekwondo and its charity affiliate the Taekwondo Humanitarian Federation (THF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Sambo Federation (FIAS), with the aim of carrying out joint projects to advance youth inclusion in sport and related events globally.
Under the terms of the MoU, the three organisations have committed to developing close collaboration in promoting sport as a powerful vehicle towards peace, social development and integration of vulnerable populations.
It is hoped this will unite forces in offering sport for development and peace activities in the geographical areas where World Taekwondo, the THF and FIAS are already providing services, as well as potentially other locations worldwide, while exchanging and sharing expertise and information.
World Taekwondo and FIAS claim this will require enhanced communications among the three organisations, and joint support for, and promotion of, each other’s initiatives.
The MoU was signed by World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue and FIAS counterpart Vasily Shestakov in Chungju in South Korea.
It came on the sidelines of the 2019 World Martial Arts Masterships, which form part of a global martial arts festival that takes place in the town.
FIAS becomes the latest International Federation to sign an agreement with World Taekwondo and the THF.
Also having done so are the Badminton World Federation, the International Hockey Federation, the International Judo Federation, the International Table Tennis Federation and United World Wrestling.