World Karate Federation (WKF) third vice-president Bechir Cherif has been named as Honorary President of the Tunisia Karate Federation (TKF).
Cherif, who is a member of WKF’s Executive Committee, acted as President of the TKF from 1997 to 2011.
This followed a spell as coach of the Tunisian national karate team which lasted for more than six years.
The eighth-dan black belt, who was born in Gafsa in Tunisia, was declared Honorary President following a decision made by the TKF Executive Bureau, which is headed by President Hassen Korbi and has 12 members.
Cherif has been a vice-president of the WKF since 1998, as well as undertaking the roles of first vice-president of the African Karate Federation and head of the Mediterranean Karate Federations Union.
Tunisia has won three medals at the Karate World Championships - two silvers and a bronze.
Ibtissem Hannachi and Boutheina Hasnaoui clinched silver in 2002 and 2012 respectively, with Montassar Tabben earning bronze in 2006.