Ambassador Hong Jin-wook honoured the late Ahmed Fouly who served as vice-president of the International Taekwondo Federation, head of World Taekwondo Africa and vice-president of the Egyptian Olympic Committee, for his outstanding sports career and active role in spreading the popularity of Taekwondo
South Korean Ambassador to Cairo Hong Jin-wook delivered the 1st Class, Order of Sports Merit, awarded by the Korean President Moon Jae-in, to the late General Ahmed Fouly’s family, in honour of his great sports career and active role in spreading the popularity of Taekwondo.
The Korean ambassador reiterated his condolences to the family of General Ahmed Fouly, noting that he dedicated his life to serving taekwondo in Egypt and elevating its status throughout Africa during his tenure.
The ambassador said that the efforts of General Fouly reinforced the atmosphere of peace on the Korean peninsula, where he participated in the delegation of the World Taekwondo Federation, which visited North Korea in 2018.
The Korean Ambassador also congratulated officials of the Egyptian Taekwondo Federation for the outstanding performance of taekwondo players at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, which resulted in the crowning of Hidaya Malak and Seif Issa with two bronze medals.
The ambassador stressed that taekwondo, along with K-Drama, K-Movie and K-POP plays an important role in promoting understanding between South Korea and Egypt, noting that the embassy actively seeks to support Taekwondo training programmes for Egyptian youth through free courses organised by the Korean Cultural Centre in various youth centres and clubs across Egypt’s governorates.