IWUF Meets With IWA New Chairman in Beijing


 On May 13, Airlangga Hartarto, Chairman of the Indonesian Wushu Association (IWA), visited the International Wushu Federation (IWUF) in Beijing. Anthony Goh, Executive Vice President of the IWUF, and Chen Guorong, Director of the IWUF Technical Committee and Vice Chairman of the Chinese Wushu Association (CWA), held a welcome banquet for Mr.Hartarto and his party.

                       Mr. Hartarto and Mr. Goh exchanged gifts

Airlangga Hartarto, Indonesian Minister of Industry, was elected in early 2017 as the new chairman of the IWA. On behalf of the IWUF, Mr. Goh expressed his congratulations and welcome to Mr. Hartarto and briefed him on the basic situation of the IWUF and the development of wushu around the world. The two sides jointly reviewed the culmination of the 13th World Wushu Championships held in Jakarta, and discussed the prospects of the future development of wushu in Indonesia. They also talked about the preparations for the 18th Asian Games during the meeting. The 18th Asian Games will be held from August 18--September 2, 2018 in four groups of venues in both Jakarta and Palembang; at the Games the wushu competition will be held from August 19-21 in the Jakarta International Convention and Exhibition Center (JIExpo).

Mr. Hartarto and Chen Guorong exchanged gifts

Chen Guorong, Director of the IWUF Technical Committee, delivered his welcome to Mr. Hartarto with a fist-palm salute and held a cordial conversation with the guests who attended the dinner party. Mr. Chen hoped that the IWA will achieve successful developments under the leadership of Mr. Hartarto.

Mr. Hartarto expressed his gratitude for the warm welcome of the IWUF. He said that wushu was very popular in Indonesia and wanted to develop further exchanges with the IWUF. He hoped that the Indonesian wushu athletes would bring out their best talents in this year’s World Wushu Championships and wished the 2018 Asian Games a complete success.


After the dinner, Mr. Goh and Mr. Hartarto exchanged gifts. All the staff posed for pictures.


Harris Munandar, Secretary General of the Indonesian Ministry of Industry, Harjanto, Director General of Industrial Resilience and International Access Development, Ngakan Timur Antara, Senior Advisor to Minister for Strengthening of Industrial Structure, Eko S.A. Cahyanto, Head of Bureau for Legal and Organizational Affairs of Ministry of Industry, Arie, staff of Ministry of Industry, Andi. S, Vice Chairman of the IWA, Iwan Kwok, Vice Secretary General of the IWA, together with staff of the IWUF Secretariat also attended the dinner.

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