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Vietnamese martial arts federation makes debut in Algeria

Martial artists perform Son Long Quyen Thuat. — VNA/VNS Photo Tan Dat
Viet Nam News

HA NOI — The Vietnamese traditional martial arts Son Long Quyen Thuat federation made its debut in Algiers, Algeria over the weekend.

In his remarks at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Algeria Pham Quoc Tru noted that together with Vovinam (another Vietnamese traditional martial art), the development of Son Long Quyen Thuat in Algeria is an illustration of the strong bond between the two countries.

He expressed his hope that Son Long Quyen Thuat and other forms of Vietnamese martial arts will grow strong in the African country.

On the occasion, Ambassador Tru met with Minister of Youth and Sports El Hadi Ould Ali, seeking ways to enhance the exchanges of sport and cultural activities between the two nations.

Son Long Quyen Thuat was founded in 1957 by Nguyen Duc Moc. It was introduced in Algeria in 1973 and there are 12,000 people learning the martial arts at 200 clubs across the country. — VNS

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