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Mauritanian President participates in World Youth Forum

Thu, Nov. 2, 2017
CAIRO - 02 November 2017: Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz is set to participate in the World Youth Forum (WYF). The forum will be held in Sharm El-Sheikh from November 4-10 under the auspices of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.

On the sidelines of the upcoming forum, the Egyptian Cultural Center in the Mauritanian capital of Nouakchott intensified its activities in various radio and television channels, during which the Cultural counselor, Nashaat Dheif, presented a comprehensive introduction on the WYF.

In the same context, Egyptian Ambassador to Mauritania Maged Nafee Mosleh launched earlier last October a similar propaganda campaign in Mauritanian media for the forum.

"The WYF program is comprised of major themes of youth-related issues, including terror, climate change, irregular migration, refugees, the axis of sustainable development, technology, entrepreneurship, and the axis of cultures and civilizations," said Mosleh.

Set as a further means to defy the challenges facing youth, the forum will also tackle the role of women in decision-making, and means of increasing the political, social and economic participation of youth and women.

The WYF is said to bring together 3,000 young people, represented by 60 delegations from across the world, in an effort to explore key issues facing young people and determine their role in implementing global development goals and combating terrorism.

As holding an international event necessitates massive security measures, Sameh Outta, director of the Ports Security Authority at the Ministry of Interior, has checked security procedures at Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport this Thursday in preparation for the World Youth Forum. The Egyptian Ministry of Interior also prepared all services and security amenities to be available upon the directions of Egyptian Interior Minister Magdy Abdel-Ghaffar.

The seven-day gathering will be crowned by the participation of official youth representatives over 18 years old, leaders of various youth networks, heads of states, media figures and around 250 young Egyptian expats. It will be held under the theme "We Need to Talk".

The idea of holding an international youth conference in Egypt came during the third National Conference of Youth (NYC) in Ismailia. In July, Sisi announced organizing the WYF in Sharm El-Sheikh at the fourth National Youth Conference in Alexandria.
 
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