An important meeting took place between AIMS President Stephan Fox and the Secretary General of Sepaktakraw (ISTAF), Dato Abdul Halim Kader. The cooperation between the 23 AIMS members, SportAccord and the IOC and the other 3 umbrella groups, ASOIF, AIOWF and ARISF has been the topic of this discussion.
Sepaktakraw has gain immense popularity in recent years, included in many multi sport games, Asian Games, Asian Beach Games, SEA Games and so on. It is also one of the interested IFs striving for individual IOC recognition. Dato Kader congratulated the AIMS President for the achievements and his vision in the co-operation of all Olympic and non-Olympic sports for the betterment of sport.
Also present was Mr Muhammad Fariq, Chairman ISTAF Control Committee, who had a separate meeting with the IFMA Sport Director Charissa Tynan regarding the cooperation of Muaythai and Sepaktakraw at events for the promotion and development of each individual sport.