President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi at the WYF, Monday – press photo President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi at the WYF, Monday – press photo

Sisi saved Egypt from terrorism: Pakistani min.

Mon, Nov. 5, 2018
SHARM EL SHEIKH - 5 November 2018: Pakistani Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul said Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi saved his country from terrorism and extremism.

In an interview with MENA on the fringe of the World Youth Forum, Gul said Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan played the same role of Sisi in heeding national interests.

Gul said the two leaders enjoy their people's love.The Pakistani minister has - on behalf of the premier - invited Sisi to visit Pakistan.

She met with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and handed him a message from Pakistani Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Hussain Qureshi.

She urged bolstering cooperation between Egypt and Pakistan in various domains, especially in the fields of climate change, security, terrorism, tourism, food security and technology.

She commended the wise democratic leadership in Egypt, noting that the Egyptian people have confidence in their leadership.

Gul underlined the importance of Sisi's invitation of all these youths from various world countries to stand on the role they can play in their nations.

She lauded the forum as a great event, stressing that empowering youths - the future leaders - should be a key goal.

Meanwhile, she hailed cooperation between Egyptian and Pakistani students at Azhar University, calling for boosting student exchange between the two countries.

Gul extolled Sharm el Sheikh as an example of eco-friendly cities. She also added that she plans to visit Cairo to see tourist and archaeological sites.

The third day of the second edition of the World Youth Forum kicked off under the auspices of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.

The second annual edition of the WYF will tackle two main axes: peace and development. The forum will bring together 5,000 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.

On Nov. 1 and 2, the forum witnessed pre-workshops related to the "agenda 2063: The Africa We Want" and "Empowering Persons with Disabilities: Towards a More Integrated World."

The opening of the World Youth Theater took place on Friday, November 2. The actual discussion sessions are planned to start on November 4, where participants will discuss a number of issues, including differences among cultures and civilizations, the role of world leaders in building and sustaining peace, the role of soft power in countering ideological extremism and terrorism, and Day Zero: Water security in the wake of climate change.

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.

Additional Report with MENA
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