On 26 March 2007, IOC Vice President received IOC Member and IWF President Dr. Tamás Aján in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The German National Olympic Committee and Sport Federation were recently united into a new organisation called "Deutscher Olympischer SportBund" (DOSB) and Dr. Thomas Bach became its President.
IWF President Dr. Tamás Aján visited the DOSB Headquarters in Frankfurt and led very fruitful talks with Dr. Thomas Bach in the presence of Mr. Claus Umbach, President of the German Weightlifting Federation.
Since Dr. Aján is also Vice President of GAISF and President of the Hungarian Olympic Academy, the discussions covered a wide range of topics beyond the framework of weightlifting, and possibilities of a more intensive co-operation in all these fields were explored.
Upon his return to Hungary, Dr. Aján confirmed that his visit and the meetings with Dr. Bach had been very successful and bearing great perspectives for mutual projects in the future.