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Cairo – 03 November 2017: Sharm el-Sheikh International airport received on Friday delegations from different parts of the world participating in the World Youth Forum (WYF), which will kick off on Saturday under the auspices of Egyptian president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.
Representatives from Cairo airport, Egypt air and the ministries of interior and foreign affairs participated in welcoming the youth delegations and facilitate their flights into Sharm el-Sheikh.
The forum will bring together 3,000 youths represented by 60 delegations from across the world to explore key issues facing their generation, and determine their role in implementing the global development goals and in facing terrorism.
“All state institutions are equipped and completely prepared for the WYF in Sharm El-Sheikh, and meetings are in order all day to ensure that all preparations are set,” South Sinai governor Khaled Mohamed told Egypt Today on Thursday.
Fouda further asserted that security and contingency plans have all been set and that different programs have also been designed for the various delegations scheduled to participate.
“Only the final touches need to be managed in terms of the preparations left for the WYF, which should all be finished in the next few hours,” Fouda told Egypt Today.
The idea to hold an international youth conference in Egypt came during the third National Conference of Youth (NYC) in Ismailya. In July, Sisi announced organizing the WYF in Sharm El-Sheikh at the fourth National Youth Conference in Alexandria.
The seven-day gathering will witness the participation of official youth representatives over 18 years old, leaders of various youth networks, head of states, media figures and around 250 young Egyptian expats. It will be held under the theme "We Need to Talk."
The WYF program is comprised of four themes, namely global youth issues, the role of young people in confronting these issues, climate change, as well as illegal migration and refugees.