FILE - President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks during a National Youth Conference edition in 2017
CAIRO - 12 September 2019: Many of the young people's opinions and initiatives circulated in earlier editions of Egypt's national youth conferences were translated into recommendations and then activities and practices on the ground, presidential spokesman Bassam Radi said on Wednesday.
Ahead of the 8th edition of the National Youth Conference scheduled scheduled for Saturday September 14th in Cairo's Fifth Settlement district, Radi, in an interview with state's MENA, called the editions of the NYC a "high-level interactive platform" that enables direct communication between the state's leadership and all Egyptian people.
Radi said that such conferences have set new bases for the mechanism of dialogue with youth concerning all types of issues, including economic, political, social and developmental cases.
"The youth conferences have gone beyond the local level and have developed to the organization of a global edition [of the conference] that Egypt hosts annually under the name 'World Youth Forum,' which has earned the praise of the [United Nations] Human Rights Council" through its resolution issued in Geneva last July on youth and human rights."
Radi affirmed that the resolution hailed the Egyptian efforts to organize such international forum, and the conference's valuable contributions regarding youth and human rights.
The Saturday conference will discuss the issue of terrorism and the fourth generation warfare against the state, local media revealed.
The NYC has been receiving since Tuesday registration requests from people willing to attend its 8th edition in Cairo's Fifth Settlement district, in the presence of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. People who seek invitations to attend the conference can register on egyouth.com.
The conference also started receiving citizens' questions that President Sisi will answer during the session of "Ask the President". Citizens can send questions on askthepresident.net until Friday.
The one-day conference will be divided into three sessions - a session that would assess the local and regional experience of combating terrorism, a session on the impact of spreading lies on the state in light of the fourth generation warfare, and finally the "Ask the President" session.
The conference is set to be attended by 1,600 participants. Those include members of the Presidential Leadership Program (PLP), university students, young politicians, young engineers working in national projects, young physicians, and young businessmen.