The agreement was signed during an online ceremony. Under the terms of the agreement, the two parties will exchange ideas and know-how as well as support each other in raising funds for their respective initiatives and projects for refugees. FUIT will help to strengthen the THF’s presence in Italy and the European Union.
THF Chairman Chungwon Choue said:
“We are delighted to sign this cooperation agreement with Fondazione Umanitaria Italiana Taekwondo and strengthen the THF’s presence in Italy and throughout the European Union. Our objective is to support as many refugees as possible through Taekwondo and so it is important we work with partners who can provide knowledge and networks in specific markets and continents.
“We share many values with FUIT and have enjoyed close collaboration on projects in the past. Through this cooperation agreement we will be able to strengthen our partnership and ensure that we are maximising our reach for our humanitarian activities.”
Federazione Italiana Taekwondo (FITA) President Angelo Cito said:
“I am very happy to have achieved this goal, both President Choue and I strongly wanted Italy, after Switzerland, to have an official representation of the THF-Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation in Italy and in the European Union. I’m very proud! It wasn’t easy, but I did it. The decision to bring THF to Italy was born from the desire to put Taekwondo at the service of people and especially children in difficulty. Taekwondo is a wonderful discipline which, in addition to being an Olympic sport of which the FITA is the official federation, is a universal discipline and for everyone. My greatest desire was to promote the THF to Italy which will have as its main purpose the exploration of the values and principles of brotherhood and integration of Taekwondo at the service of society. I warmly thank President Choue for sharing this project with me from the very beginning.”
The THF plans to sign more cooperation agreements with the aim of enhancing its presence across the five continents in order to help more refugees worldwide.