Cooperation with Egypt 'strategic decision': EU amb. at WYF



Sun, 04 Nov 2018 - 03:51 GMT


Sun, 04 Nov 2018 - 03:51 GMT

Ambassador of the EU Ivan Surkoš at the World Youth Forum - WYF official Facebook page

Ambassador of the EU Ivan Surkoš at the World Youth Forum - WYF official Facebook page

CAIRO - 4 November 2018: The European Union views cooperation with Egypt “a strategic decision” as a neighboring country, ambassador of the EU Ivan Surkoš said during the World Youth Forum (WYF) Sunday.

Surkoš emphasized that relations between Egypt and the EU are always advancing, and that the destinies of the North African state and the European block are related.

The ambassador said he was optimistic because of the increasing volume of trade and investment between Mediterranean states, as well as a strategic dialogue between them and the Arab League.

He also expressed the EU's solidarity and support of the EU to Egypt in its fight against terror, as he offered condolences to the families of the victims of Minya's recent bus attack on Copts on their way to a monastery.

A constant discussion between joint working groups of the Union for the Mediterranean, he continued.

The WYF in Sharm el-Sheikh hosts thousands of young people as well as world officials to discuss issues of concern to the public opinion.

On November 5, the sessions will tackle the role of entrepreneurs and start-ups in global economic growth, rebuilding societies and states after conflicts, narrowing the gender gap in the labor market and humanitarian assistance: A global responsibility in the face of challenges.

The forum's closing session and the announcement of the World Youth Forum 2018's recommendations will take place on Nov. 6.



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