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World Youth Forum winds up today

Thu, Nov. 9, 2017
SHARM EL SHEIKH - 9 November 2017: The World Youth Forum will wind up later on Thursday in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheikh under the sponsorship of President Abdel Fatah Al Sisi.

The forum, which was opened on Sunday, brings together 3,200 young people from 110 states under the slogan of "We Need to Talk."

Some 70 official delegations, including leaders and senior officials, are attending the world forum, the first of its kind to be held in Egypt.

Envoys from the United Nations and the African Union are also present at this unique gathering.

The week-long forum seeks to boost dialogue between youths and decision makers as well as provides a platform for youths from different parts of the world to interact, share thoughts, and exchange cultures and experiences as future world pioneers.

The event included 46 sessions and workshops in which 222 speakers representing 64 countries spoke.

The sessions tackled various key issues including, the employment of youth and fighting terrorism, extremism and illegal immigration.

On the sidelines of the event, President Sisi took part in an international marathon.
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