Bangkok, Thailand, May 20, 2017 – The AVC Board of Administration Meeting came to a close on Sunday, May 14 at Pathumwan Princess Hotel, with the agendas of the previous meeting being reviewed and approved including current situations of NFs.
Tourism and Sports Minister Mrs Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul presided over the opening of the annual meeting, chaired by AVC President Dr Saleh A. Bin Nasser. AVC Executive Committee members including FIVB and AVC Honorary Life President Mr Wei Jizhong, AVC Executive Vice Presidents Mr Essa Hamza and Madam Rita Subowo, AVC Secretary-General Mr Shanrit Wongprasert, and AVC Technical Committee chairpersons including AVC Sports Events Council chairman Dr Eom Han-Joo and AVC Referees chairman Mr Songsak Chareonpong were in attendance.
Mrs Kobkarn delivered a welcome speech, followed by an opening speech from Dr Saleh A. Bin Nasser. “AVC has become the largest continental volleyball confederation in the world, with its 65 affiliated national federations. Congratulations to Thailand on their successes in international tournaments and their fruitful efforts of running the AVC Headquarters in Bangkok. I also would like to express my sincere thanks to all national federations for their continued support to the AVC and excellent work done by all federation,” said the AVC President.
The current situations of some national federations including India, the Philippines, Maldives, Qatar and Kuwait have been raised for discussion and further consideration. Nonetheless, it was made clear to all meeting attendants that all problems related to those controversial federations have already been cleared. The meeting have been upbeat that all AVC member countries from now on can run their volleyball-related activities in full swing.
During the AVC BA Meeting, an announcement has been made officially that Dr Mohammad Reza Davarzani, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Volleyball Federation, was appointed the Central Asian Zonal President, with Mr Hooman Bagheri being the Secretary.
AVC Finance Committee chairman Mr Essa Hamza reported on the cashflow for 2016 and proposal for the 2017 new financial budget. In this occasion, the meeting have approved the AVC BA’s decision to remove Mr Abi Ramia from the Finance Committee and replace him with Mr Shanrit Wongprasert. The meeting also approved the BA’s decision to accept the quotation of Grand Sport to be one of the AVC Sponsors.
AVC Secretary-General Mr Shanrit Wongprasert then summarise the FIVB Board of Administration Meeting Decision in Marrakesh, Morocco on May 4-5, 2017, followed by reports from Technical Committee chairpersons.
Ahead of the conclusion of the AVC BA meeting, it was announced that the AVC Gala and the AVC General Assembly due earlier to be held in Bali, Indonesia have been cancelled due to some financial reasons. However, the meeting has agreed unanimously that the AVC General Assembly should be held in Thailand, with the host city yet revealed.
In his closing speech, AVC President Dr Saleh A. Bin Nasser thanked all meeting attendants, citing that it was a fruitful meeting with plenty of interesting discussions and approvals of agendas and proposals. He wished everyone a pleasant trip back home. The next meeting will be officially confirmed later this year.
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