On March 14th, in Rome
ICF (International Canoe Federation), represented by the Vice President Thomas Konietzko, by the chairman of the dragon boat commission Mr Luk Wai Hung and Ulrike Shreck, and
IDBF (International Dragon Boat Federation, represented by the President Mike Thomas and the Treasurer Alan Van Caubergh,
EDBF (European Dragon Boat Federation), represented by the President Claudio Schermi, the Vice President Ute Becker and the Treasurer Maura Dezi) and
ECA (European Canoe Association), represented by the President Albert Woods
have meet and would like to issue the follow joint statement as a result of their discussion.