President Abdel Fatah al Sisi during his participation at WYF- Press photo President Abdel Fatah al Sisi during his participation at WYF- Press photo

WYF crowns Sisi's efforts to promote Sharm as key tourist destination

By: MENA
Fri, Nov. 10, 2017
CAIRO - 10 November 2017: The World Youth Forum (WYF) has crowned the efforts of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi - who called for holding the forum - to draw the world's attention to one of the most important tourist destinations in Egypt, according to a report by MENA research center.

The event has drawn a galaxy of Egyptian and foreign senior officials who took part in dialogues and sessions meant to foster understanding between generations.

The participation of youths worldwide in the WYF is of special importance.

Youths taking part in the gathering were given the chance to freely express their views in various issues before President Sisi.

Concluding the five-day forum, president Sisi announced on Thursday the recommendations of the international event that came to a successful end.

The recommendations include assigning the organizing committee of the WYF to take measures to turn the forum into an international center concerned with Arab-African-international dialogue among world youths.

It also includes tasking the Foreign Ministry to coordinate with state bodies concerned and international agencies, topped by the UN General Assembly, to adopt decisions issued by a simulation of the UN Security Council that was carried out by youths from Egypt and the world during the forum.

Assigning the organizing committee to hold the forum annually in November in Sharm el Sheikh is also among the recommendations.

The forum, which was opened last Sunday, brought 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, attended the world forum, the first of its kind to be held in Egypt.

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

The forum sought 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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