The General Assembly of the West Asia Volleyball Association (WAVA) was held on Thursday, March 16, in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on the sidelines of the on-going 1st West Asia Men’s Club Volleyball Championship to discuss WAVA activities and relevant matters.

WAVA President Mr Ali bin Ghanem Al Kuwari, himself President of Qatar Volleyball Association and AVC Executive Zonal Vice President representing Western Zone, chaired the executive meeting, actively attended by WAVA Vice Presidents Brigadier General Jihad Qutaishat and Eng Ibrahim bin Abdullah Al-Muqbali, WAVA Secretary General Mohammad Salem Al-Kuwari, Saudi Arabian Volleyball Federation President Dr Khaled Al-Zughaibi, Lebanese Volleyball Federation President Mr Walid Al-Kassouf, Palestine Volleyball Association President Mr Hamza Radi and Mr Abdulaziz Ibrahim Al-Salman, Secretary General of the United Arab Emirates Volleyball Association.

Also in attendance were Syrian Arab Volleyball Federation Secretary General Mufeed Elias, Mr Habib Mohammad Abdullah, representative of the Bahrain Volleyball Association, Mr Ali Hayder Khalifa, representing Lebanese Volleyball Federation, Dr Ismail Al-Sarahneh, representing the Jordan Volleyball Federation, Mr Farid Ramadan Al Baloshi, representing the Oman Volleyball Association, Mr Hussein Awad, Acting President of the Yemen Volleyball Association, Mrs Aisha Al-Jabri, WAVA Head of the Women’s Committee, Saeed Jonah Al-Hitmi, representing the QVA, and WAVA Assistant Treasurer Mr Youssef Ahmed Kano, who attended the meeting on behalf of the Iraq Volleyball Federation and Kuwait Volleyball Association.

At the beginning of the meeting, WAVA President Mr Ali bin Ghanem Al-Kuwari welcomed all attendants and emphasized the depth of fraternal relations between the Arab Federations. He also thanked and praised the tireless efforts made by the Jordan Volleyball Federation headed by HRH Princess Aya bint Al-Faisal and her deputy Brigadier General Jihad Qutaishat in hosting the successful first edition of the West Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship last November and the on-going first West Asia Men’s Club Volleyball Championship in Jordan.

During the meeting, the minutes of the previous WAVA General Assembly held in the State of Qatar in December 2021 and the meeting agenda were approved in addition to presenting and discussing the report of the WAVA activities in 2022 as well as administrative and financial reports. 

Moreover, reports of the sports activities of the member Federations in 2022 and the WAVA’s future policies, plans, goals, and programs were also raised for further discussion and decision, while the date and venue of the next General Assembly meeting were determined.


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