KUWAIT CITY, May 1: A member of the Kuwait Karate Federation Ahmad bin Yousef has been elected as member of the Board of Directors of the Arab Karate Federation for the new term 2017-2021 during the elections held on April 30 at Sharjah, United Arab Emirates in the presence of Head of Arab Sports Council and President of the Union of Arab National Olympic Committee His Royal Highness Prince Talal bin Bader Al-Saud, and President of Arab Karate Federation Brigadier Khaled Al Attia.
Secretary General of Kuwait Karate Federation Emad Behbehani represented the federation at the event.
The elections resulted in the selection of the current President Khaled Al-Attia, a member of the Board of Directors of Egyptian Karate Federation Mohammed Abdulaziz, President of the Saudi Karate Federation Ibrahim Al-Qanas, President of the Union of Jordan Committee Maen Al Faouri, president of the Iraqi Karate Federation Dr Adel Idan as vice presidents.
Ahmad Bin Yousef (Kuwait), Abdullah Saleh (Lebanon), Ahmad Abdul Aziz Al-Khayat (Bahrain), and Mohammed Burhan Al Bakri (Palestine) have been elected as members along with international vice presidents — Major General Nasser Al-Razouqi (UAE), Bashir Al-Cherif (Tunisia) and Taher Musbahi (Algeria).
Fakhruddin Abdulmajid (UAE) has been elected as secretary-general and Mohammed Al-Bakri as deputy secretary-general.
Emad Behbehani congratulated the Kuwaiti sports in general particularly the karate sector for attaining membership in the Arab Karate Federation.