Roy Baker, the President of World Association of Kickboxing Organisations, has been in Amman this weekend to attend the general assembly of the Arab Federation of Kickboxing.
The meeting was held on the side lines of the International Kickboxing Clubs Championship which was held over the past two days in Al Hussein Youth City featuring over 300 fighters from 10 countries.
The meeting was also attended by Saud Bin Ali bin Abdulaziz, Secretary General of the Federation of Arab Olympic Committees; Dr. Sari Hamdan, Vice President of the Jordan Olympic Committee; and Dr. Bassel Al-Shaer, President of the Arab Boxing Federation.
Baker expressed his delight at being in Amman for the meeting and urged officials to continue to promote the sport as they bid for inclusion on the Olympic programme.
"It has been great for me to be able to see for myself the excellent work being done by Arab federations,” said Baker. “I am very pleased with the progress being shown to promote this sport in the region. We have a common goal of convincing the IOC to include our sport in the Olympic Games, which means that all the members should join forces to achieve this goal.”