Africa full of natural resources, require wise leadership: Khalil
CAIRO – 17 March 2019: Ahmed Khalil, partnerships director at the World Youth Forum, said the African continent is rich in natural resources, which require a wise leadership to benefit from it.
Khalil’s remarks came during his speech at the inaugural session of the Arab and African Youth Forum launches in Aswan, which takes place under the patronage of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.
Khalil pointed out that the Arab region and the African continent share the same challenges, especially regarding rehabilitation and empowerment of young people.
During his speech at the inaugural meeting of the Arab and African Youth Forum, Khalil said that all the challenges that face Africa must be must be transformed into opportunities and good elements to benefit from.
He further referred to Egypt’s wonderful experience in the rehabilitation and training of young people.
Khalil also said reliance on foreign expertise is one of the problems faced by African countries, pointing out that certain economic problems only exist because of the lack of awareness, which is exploited by “some” to spread extremist ideologies among the youth.
The forum focuses on important topics such as the future of scientific research and health care, the impact of advanced technology and innovation in Africa and the Arab region.