The hosting agreement for the 2nd African Beach Games billed for Hammamet, Tunisia, from 24 to 30 June 2023, was signed on 3 November between ANOCA President, Mustapha Berraf, Tunisia’s Minister of Youth and Sports, Kamel Deguiche, and the President of NOC Tunisia, Mehrez Boussayene. The signing took place at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, after an inspection tour of the selected Games venues.
Conveying his deep gratitude to ANOCA, the Minister of Youth and Sports said that the choice of the city of Hammamet was an honour for his country. He reassured the audience of their Government’s commitment to make this event a success, for, as he pointed out, “This African youth sports and cultural festival will be a great success thanks to the organisational conditions which will be up to expectations.” For his part, President Berraf highlighted Tunisia’s expertise in hosting major international sports events as a credit to this great country. He further added that: “The welcoming spirit and hospitality of Tunisians are well known. I doff my hat to the highest State authorities beginning with the Ministry of Youth and Sports, His Excellency the President of the Republic, regional authorities of the Governorate of Nabeul, local officials of the city of Hammamet as well as to the National Olympic and Sports Movement, for their commitment and determination to make history during this great African come together. I am also pleased with the great enthusiasm that the African Beach Games are already arousing in Tunisia and especially among young people.”
It should be noted that the Yasmine Hammamet resort will be hosting over 1,000 participants for this event, representing the 54 ANOCA member countries.