President Sisi (C) meets with Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri in Sharm el Sheikh on the sidelines of the World Youth Forum- Press photo
CAIRO - 5 November 2017: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi assured his country’s supportive stance with the Lebanese people against “current challenges, noting that it is a high priority for the Lebanese people to reach a political formula acceptable for all factions.”
“Only Lebanese people are responsible for reaching a political formula they desire and for achieving their interests, which must be the highest priority,” President Sisi stated during his meeting with Lebanese parliament speaker Nabih Berri on the sidelines of the World Youth Forum (WYF) in Sharm El-Sheikh on Sunday.
President Sisi said that avoidance of extremism and sectarian violence forms is a must, rejecting any international interference in Lebanon’s domestic affairs.
The president stressed the importance of achieving unity among the various factions of the Lebanese people.
Both leaders also tackled the bilateral relations and other regional issues of mutual concerns, the statement added.
Berri praised the great efforts exerted to create the World Youth Forum, expressing his hope of enhancing the bilateral relations.
Egypt has staged its first world forum to be a platform for discussing future plans and how young people could participate in achieving their countries’ development.
The seven-day gathering is witnessing 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.
The WYF sends a message of peace, prosperity, harmony and love to the entire world.
The WYF program is comprised of four themes, namely, global youth issues, the role of young people in confronting these issues, climate change and illegal migration and refugees.
Sisi and Berri’s meeting took place a day after a political crisis erupted in Lebanon, when Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri announced his resignation as a premier over fears of “assassination.”
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