CAIRO- 18 October- 2017 : A group of Egyptian, Arab and international celebrities were keen to support the World Youth Forum by posting on their Instagram accounts their photo while making the support sign of the forum.
Bassel Khayat- File Photo
Among the celebrities who posted their photos under #Weneedtotalk are Amina Khalil, Tamer Hagrass, Bassel el Khayat, Bushra, Salma abu Deif, fashion desingner Farida Temraza and Ramez Youssef, among others.
The hashtag was written in English because the forum is an international one, in which youth from all over the world will participate.
The World Youth Forum (WYF) is set to kick off from November 4-10. The forum is being held under the auspices of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and will take place in the tourist city of Sharm El-Sheikh. The famous Egyptian actor Ahmed Helmy and the prominent Tunisian star Hend Sabry will participate in the forum.
Tamer Hagrass- File Photo
Helmy will talk about his experience as a national ambassador in the United Nations supporting UNICEF’s work for children in Egypt and beyond. Sabry will share her experience as an ambassador against hunger in the U.N.
The forum will bring together 3,000 young people, represented by 60 delegations from across the world, to explore key issues facing their generation and determine their role in implementing the global development goals and in facing terrorism.
Ramez Youssef-File Photo
The idea of holding an international youth conference in Egypt came during the third National Youth Conference in Ismailiya, and it was approved by Sisi.
In July, the president announced organizing the WYF in Sharm El-Sheikh during the fourth National Youth Conference in Alexandria.
Salma Abu Deif-File Photo
The seven-day gathering will witness the participation of official youth representatives over 18 years old, leaders of various youth networks, head of states, media figures and around 250 young Egyptian expats. It will be held under the title "We Need to Talk". The WYF sends a message of peace, prosperity, harmony and love to the entire world.