FIVB President Wei opens the CAVB Congress
The opening ceremony of the CAVB

The opening ceremony of the CAVB

7 December 2011

Khartoum, Sudan, December 8, 2011- FIVB President Jizhong Wei opened the 2011 African Volleyball Confederation “CAVB” Ordinary Congress held at the Corinthia Hotel in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum on Thursday in presence of a historic number of 47 attending National federations which is a record in the history of the confederation.

The Congress started by a welcome speech from CAVB President Dr Amr Elwani where he greets the guests of honour led by the FIVB President, FIVB 1st executive vice-president and NORCECA president Cristóbal Marte, FIVB executive vice-president and CEV president André Meyer, FIVB executive vice-president and CSV president Dr Ary Graca, Governor of Khartoum Sekek Mohamed Ali and the Sudanese Olympic committee vice President Al Fateh Abdelal. He thanked the Sudanese Volleyball Federation for their hard working for the success of the Congress. He also appreciated the attendance of this record of National Federation that reflects the great interest of the African countries to join the big efforts form the confederation to develop.

FIVB President Wei said in his speech during the opening ceremony that he visited Sudan 30 years ago and he can find now the great difference and the big progress. “It is another Sudan now and the presence of this big number of NFs is another proof of African Solidarity,” Said Mr Wei.

“The FIVB Development fund we decided few years ago was reflected positively in Africa in all items of development and progress and thus we need all the NFs in Africa to work hard to use this fund positively and also to work hard to attract the local authorities to the Volleyball field because they will be the main tool support to the sport in each country. I stress also that the democratic election in Africa to be done here in Sudan is the key of regular democracy in the whole volleyball environment in Africa.” He added.



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