The 8 th Algeria National Championship on Vovinam, martial arts of Vietnam , concluded in Algiers on March 20 after two days of competition.
According to Zaghbib Yazid, President of the Algerian Martial Arts Federation, the championship drew the participation of 350 players from 30 Algerian provinces and cities, competing in 25 events.
He expressed his delight at the development of Vovinam clubs in Algeria , adding that the first club, established in 2001, has attracted nearly 7,000 local people.
Speaking at the prize-awarding ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador to Algeria Do Trong Cuong spoke highly of the Algerian delegation’s impressive achievements at regional and international Vovinam tournaments.
He affirmed that Vietnam will further bolster the cooperation between the Vietnam Vovinam Federation and Algeria ‘s National Vovinam Committee, helping strengthen and develop the traditional friendship and cooperation between the two peoples.
Algeria ‘s national Vovinam team won champion titles at the 2 nd World Vovinam Championship held in the country in April 2006 and the 2 nd African Vovinam Championship in Senegal in November 2009./.