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Mr. Abdelhakim Dib, president of the Algerian Athletics Federation, also vice-president of the African Athletics Confederation (CAA), chaired on Saturday, April 6, 2019, a technical meeting of the CAA North Zone, on the sidelines of the Arab championships taking place in Cairo, Egypt.
At this meeting, representatives of the six member countries (Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt) addressed important issues on the development of athletics within the zone. In particular, it was discussed to encourage the exchange of athletes and officials in national competitions. Thus, it was decided after an exchange of views and a fruitful debate to open the national championships to the athletes of the member countries whose lists must be confirmed and sent by the technical directors of the respective federations.
In order to encourage young people and promote the transition from junior to senior, members of the zone decided to create a championship for U23 hopefuls. The aim of this competition is to give young people an international competition opportunity.
Women's athletics was also at the center of this meeting, which decided to set up a championship for the ladies.
The respective national technical directors, including the FAA DTN, Mr. Abderahmane Morceli were invited to look into the regulatory and competitive aspects of these competitions that the CAA North Zone wants to launch as soon as possible.
On the sidelines of this meeting, a working session brought together the members of the CAA North Zone with those of the Arab Union in order to reinforce existing cooperation and the means to develop it.