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Parliament committees promote WYF recommendations abroad

Sun, Nov. 12, 2017
CAIRO – 12 November 2017: The House of Representatives' committees will hold visits to the member countries of the European Union in December to promote the World Youth Forum’s recommendations worldwide and to call for putting “counter-terrorism” on the United Nation's list.

During the visits, the committees will discuss the issues and recommendations agreed upon at the WYF and will try to pressure foreign countries to request the UN to enlist “counter-terrorism,” according to Chairman of the Parliament's Foreign Relations Committee MP Tariq Radwan.

“The committees are keen to spread and promote the WYF’s recommendations abroad to be followed by many foreign countries,” said Radwan; noting that the Foreign Relations Committee will arrange meetings with the ambassadors of Hungary, Greece and the United Kingdom regarding this matter.

Besides, the Foreign Relations Committee will communicate with parliaments worldwide to discuss ways to confront illegal immigration and poverty and to include counter-terrorism in the Human Rights' list.

On this regard, MP Mohammed al-Ghoul , deputy of the parliament's Human Rights Committee, further explained that enlisting counter-terrorism in the Human Rights' list is one of the most basic rights of people around the world, according to Paris Convention for Life, which is violated by terrorism.

In addition, the Human Rights Committee in coordination with the Foreign Relations Committee will hold meetings with representatives of Egyptian diplomats and officials to set strategies for fighting extremism and poverty; a cause that President Sisi called for during the forum.

At the same time, the Chairman of the House of Representatives' African Affairs Committee, Hatem Bashat, referred that the committee will send messages to the member states of the African Union about the WYF’s recommendations; stressing that the African Parliament will discuss the mechanisms to implement and benefit from these recommendations during its January session.

Sisi delivered on Thursday the closing speech of the first edition of the World Youth Forum (WYF) in Sharm El-Sheikh, setting eight recommendations for future youth conventions.

Sisi tasked the organization committee of the first and biggest international youth conference in the Middle East to take the necessary measures to establish an international center for dialogue among Arab-African youth around the world.

He also ordered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to coordinate with all relevant world bodies and the United Nations to adopt the outcomes of the Security Council simulation model conducted during the conference.

The first edition of the WYF recommended the establishment of a center for cultural communication between the youth of Egypt and the youth of the world in coordination with the ministries of culture, tourism, education and planning.

Furthermore, the organization committee of the forum will establish an African Youth Center to bring African youth together and benefit from their ambitious ideas.

The president called on the National Youth Academy for Training and Empowerment, established in Egypt in 2016, to put a plan for cultural exchange with all similar centers all over the world to provide scholarships for youth.

The main outcome of the forum was to develop a strategy to confront extremism, terrorism and illiteracy by the beginning of 2018. During his inauguration speech on Sunday, Sisi stressed the importance of counter-terrorism, adding that Egypt spares no efforts in fighting extremism.
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