Update : Saturday, February 24, 2018
Republic of Guinea-Bissau becomes WT 209th Member National AssociationWT to give final approval at 2018 general assembly in April

Republic of Guinea-Bissau, which is situated in West Africa, will officially join the World Taekwondo(WT)’s 209th Member National Association(MNA)

WT will finalize it at the General Assembly meeting in Hammamet, Tunisia in April, 2018.

The world Taekwondo Family has 209 Member National Associations worldwide, +1. The “+1” stands for refugees.

Last December 12, WT officially confirmed that Republic of Guinea-Bissau Taekwondo Federation, an associate member, will become its 209th Member National Association.

Africa continent continues the development of taekwondo, hosting the World Taekwondo Grand Prix Rabat Series 2 and the Abidjan Grand Prix Final and World Taekwondo Team Championships. Once the federation receive approval to be WT’s full member, Africans taekwondo will grow quickly.

“We are delighted to welcome Guinea-Bissau into our taekwondo family. Taekwondo can be practiced by anyone, anywhere in the world, from the world’s largest countries to the world’s smallest,” World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue said. “We are seeing dramatic growth in Africa and the Member National Association in Guinea-Bissau will ensure more people in the country get involved in the sport.”

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