The meeting took place on 22nd August 2014 at the CAF Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.
Consequently, the Secretary General of CAF, Hicham El Amrani, dispatched a circular on 23rd August, 2014 to all 54 member associations informing them of the decision and "opening bids for the hosting of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
The CAF headquarters in Cairo will receive applications until Tuesday 30th September, 2014.
In addition to the government guarantee, and considering the limited time left for the organization of the 2017 edition, the CAF Executive Committee will select a host country whose dossier guarantees that accommodation, transportation and hotels facilities, as well as training sites and stadiums already exist.
The designation of the host country will be made at a meeting of the Executive Committee in 2015.