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November 13, 2019

Union Minister opens Korean Ambassador’s Taekwondo Championship

Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe greets competitors at the opening ceremony of 2019 12th Korean Ambassador’s Cup Taekwondo Championship at the Aung San Indoor Sports Stadium in Yangon yesterday. Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe greets competitors at the opening ceremony of 2019 12th Korean Ambassador’s Cup Taekwondo Championship at the Aung San Indoor Sports Stadium in Yangon yesterday. Photo: MNA

The opening ceremony of 2019 12th Korean Ambassador’s Cup Taekwondo Championship was held at Aung San Indoor Sports Stadium, Mingala Taungnyunt Township, Yangon Region yesterday morning.
Present at the event were Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe, Deputy Minister Dr Mya Lay Sein, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea (ROK) to Myanmar Mr Lee Sang Hwa, Permanent Secretary Dr Thet Khaing Win, Department of Sports and Physical Education Director-General U Myo Hlaing and officials, officials from ROK embassy, Myanmar Taekwondo Federation President U Mya Han and executive committee member, competing team leader, coaches and competitors and judges.
In his address to the even the Union Minister said Korean Ambassador’s Cup Taekwondo Championship was held since 2006 with an aim of prolonging the bilateral friendship and this was the 12th time it was being held. A total of 26 teams consisting of teams from six sports and physical education schools, ministerial department teams, state/region teams and club teams were participating with more than 550 competitors. The Union Minister thanks the Republic of Korea for raising the level of Taekwondo in Myanmar and for Myanmar to achieve success in international competitions.
Next, Ambassador of ROK to Myanmar Mr Lee Sang Hwa said cooperation programs were arranged and conducted in travel, culture, sports and other sectors to increase bilateral relations. The ambassador also spoke of his happiness in observing the development of Korea’s traditional sports of Taekwondo in Myanmar. This was followed by Myanmar Taekwondo Federation President U Mya Han delivering a speech of appreciation.
Afterwards, the Union Minister, ROK Ambassador, officials from the embassy, Sports and Physical Education Department Director-General and Myanmar Taekwondo Federation President U Mya Han greeted the competing teams and members and observed the competition.
Later in the afternoon the Union Minister attended a talk held in University of Medicine 1 explaining about the experience of Myanmar medical expert representative group’s United Kingdom study tour from 22 to 30 September conducted under the invitation of Cambridge Global Health Partnership (CGHP) and Tropical Health & Education Trust (THET). The talk also covers arrangements made to open a National Medical Skill, Simulation and Research Center.
The Union Minister commented on using the experience gained in the study tour according to the country’s situation, to continue cooperation with CGHP and THET group and the ministry’s continued support for National Medical Skill, Simulation and Research Center. — MNA (Translated by Zaw Min)

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