The 2023 Arab MuayThai Youth Championship kicked off in Tripoli Tuesday in the presence of Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah and Sports Minister Abdel Shafie Al-Juwaifi.

In his address, the PM welcomed the Arab delegations participating in the tournament, which is being held for the first time in Libya, as he wished all teams success.

Highlighting the improved security conditions in the country, Dbeibah said that "all Libyans are happy to host the event in the "country's safe capital."

More than 200 young MuayThai athletes from 15 Arab countries will compete in the week-long event.

It may be worth noting that this year's edition is being sponsored by Libya's Sports Ministry.