International Boxing Association (AIBA) Interim President Mohamed Moustahsane has hailed the Continental Forum an early success.

The inaugural AIBA Continental Forum took place here, with 38 National Federations from the Americas in attendance.

Intended to create fruitful dialogue between AIBA, Confederations and National Federations, Moustahsane branded the Forum as one of his organisation's "greatest ideas".

"I think it is one of the greatest ideas AIBA has ever had," he said.

"It is a very good opportunity to have a discussion with National Federations, and not only have their feedback, but also discuss the progress that AIBA is making.

"It is also good to listen to the National Federation’s requests, which are specific to continents and regions."

Moustahsane also called for a greater involvement of National Federations and Confederations in the running of AIBA in the future.

"We need to change our way of managing the relations with National Federations and continents," he said.

"I believe that we need to give more power and confidence to the Confederations, and not only to the Confederations but also to the zones in the different Confederations.

"For instance, the American continent has the Caribbean, and their geographic position allows them to have their own plans and programmes and competitions.

"South America also have their own."

Forums in Africa, Asia, Europe and Oceania are scheduled to take place in the coming months, although details for each are yet to be confirmed.

"We just need to make sure we are finalising the dates and the places for different continents," Moustahsane said.

"We are just a few weeks off from the Olympic qualifiers.

"So we don’t want to disturb National Federation preparations for the qualifiers, but we still need to make sure that we meet them and discuss with them."

During today's Forum, Moustahsane presented the AIBA Reform Commission progress report and spoke about the future of the world govenring body.

AIBA Marketing Commission chair Umar Kremlev gave a progress report, while Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee President Brian Lewis advised National Federations and Confederations on how to facilitate the renovation of Olympic boxing in line with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

It is the first time AIBA hold such a meeting, following a crisis-riddled year for the organisation.

The past 12 months have seen the resignation of Uzbekistan's Gafur Rakhimov as President and the IOC stripping AIBA of its right to organise boxing at this year's Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Nenad Lalović, head of the IOC group monitoring AIBA, last week slammed the lack of progress the body has made since it was suspended, warning the organisation that it needed to work much harder to be reinstated.