Sisi urges improving ways to identify sport talents

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Sun, 08 Dec 2019 - 11:38 GMT

Sisi meets with Minister of Youth Ashraf Sobhi - Courtesy of the Presidency

Sisi meets with Minister of Youth Ashraf Sobhi - Courtesy of the Presidency

CAIRO - 8 December 2019: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has urged improving the mechanisms to identify talented people in terms of sports and working to improve these talents in a meeting with the minister of youth, the Presidency statedon Saturday.

Attended by Prime Minister MostafaMadbouli,the meeting discussed the latest developments in the implementation of the strategic vision of the Ministry of Youth and Sports under Ashraf Sobhi, presidential spokesman BassamRadi said.

During the meeting, Sisiaffirmed his full confidence in the capabilities and promising potentials of Egyptian youth, and highlighted the need to foster these talentsnationwide to contribute to building the nation.

This came shortly afterSisihad honored female and male players and athletic trainers who won African and global championships, state's news agency MENA reported.

The honored are Egypt's U23 national football team, the national Karate team, the Squash team, as well as the Paralympic team, according to Radi.

Sisi'sremarks also come only few days ahead of the World Youth Forum held annually under hisauspices in South Sinai's SharmEl-Sheikh. The forum will kick off on December 14. They also come a week after Sisihadwitnessed the appointment of new governors and deputy governors, where youth were highly represented.

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