President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi delivering a speech at the launching of the first edition of the Arab and African Youth Platform held in Aswan.
CAIRO - 19 March 2019: Egypt hopes to transfer its experience in organizing youth conferences to the African countries, presidential spokesperson Bassam Radi said on Monday.
He added in statements to the national television that Egypt aspires to enhance its cooperation with Africa on several levels including youth and development.
"President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi prioritizes youth as they aspire to establish a prosperous future," Radi explained.
He added that Egypt established more than one model of youth conferences. "Three years ago, we called for organizing local youth conferences in different cities and governorates all over the country; then we established the World Youth Forum in November 2017 for the first time, and finally we witnessed inaugurating the Arab and African youth Forum in 2019," Radi said.
The Arab and African youth forum comes in light of carrying out the recommendations of the second edition of the World Youth Forum (WYF), which was held in Sharm El-Sheikh in November 2018. At the closing ceremony of the WYF, President Sisi named Aswan the capital of African Youths in 2019.
At the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union in Addis Ababa on February 10, President Sisi, who is currently heading the African Union, invited heads and presidents of African countries to attend the forum.
President Sisi has commissioned the National Academy for Training and Rehabilitation of Youth with setting executive mechanisms for training the African youth in the economic, political and social levels, said Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli in a statement on December 2, 2018.