Arab and African Youth Platform - World Youth Forum
CAIRO - 16 March 2019: The first edition of the Arab and African Youth Platform having as participants 1,500 youths will kick off on Saturday in Aswan under the auspices of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and will conclude on Monday.
President Sisi dubbed Aswan the capital of African youth in the closing session of the second edition of the World Youth Forum that took place in Sharm El Sheikh in November where he announced the launch of the current event.
The first event on the agenda is a ceremony celebrating Egypt’s chairmanship of the African Union (AU) as the status of the country in the Arab World and the African continent will be highlighted as a meeting point of both civilizations and a vital strategic base for their partnership.
The ceremony will include an artistic session reflecting the Arab and African civilizations combined, and speeches by a number of African figures on their aspirations in respect to Egypt’s chairmanship of the AU.
The agenda includes panel and roundtable discussions on Arab and African challenges having as participants youth leaders and decision makers. That is in addition to a number of cultural and entertainment activities.