A ceremony of kindling the cauldron of the 7th International Martial Arts Games took place here.
The cauldron, kindled at the flame holder of the games in Sports Village, Chongchun Street, will kindle the flame holder of the opening ceremony of the 7th International Martial Games to be held in Belarus in December this year.
Present there were Ri Yong Son, president of the International Taekwon-Do Federation and chairman of the International Martial Arts Games Committee, executive members of the IMAG Committee, the president of the Belarusian Taekwon-Do Association who is chairman of the Organizing Committee of the 7th International Martial Arts Games, those concerned for the games, staff members of foreign missions here, Kim Kyong Ho, chairman of the Korean Martial Arts Federation and chairman of the Korean Taekwon-Do Committee, officials concerned, Taekwon-do practicians, and working people, school youth and students in the city.
Speakers said that the games would mark an important occasion in boosting the solidarity among martial arts organizations of different countries and contributing to global peace.
Ri Yong Son handed torchlight to the torch holders.
They ran along Chongchun Street, holding the torchlight.