Bushra in the WYF- Egypt Today
CAIRO – 6 November 2017: Famous Egyptian actress Bushra said that she is happy to see all these Egyptian, Arab and international youth, in addition to a group of prominent intellectuals, participating in the World Youth Forum.
“Today I attended a discussion about (whether multiculturalism is a struggle or an integration) and it was a very rich discussion. Suddenly, we were all surprised to find president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is joining the discussion and gave a very important speech,” recounted Bushra.
One of the disabled youth gave an important speech during the discussion, demanding that people should stop describing disabled with the word “handicapped” or “incapable”, and instead substitute these hurtful words with “people with special abilities.”
“I attended another important discussion about (How Can Literature and Arts Mend What Conflicts and Wars Destroy?),” added Bushra.
During the session, Egyptian actress Esaad Younis stressed that creativity and art play an important role in raising the awareness of nations and revitalizing national ideas to address chaos caused mainly by extremism and terrorism. This discussion was attended by a group of foreign guests from France, the U.S. and Tunisia.
Famous Egyptian actor Tamer Hagrass will also participate in the World Youth Forum in Sharm El-Sheikh.
Hagrass will give a speech about how important it is for the government to listen to the views and opinions of young people. Hagrass will give his speech in both Arabic and English.
Rising Egyptian singer Mohamed Sharnouby represented Egyptian youth by participating in the forum’s opening song. Sharnouby sang alongside a group of young singers from different countries.
A group of Egyptian, Arab and international celebrities supported the forum by posting on their Instagram accounts.
Among the celebrities who posted their photos under the hashtag #WeNeedToTalk are Amina Khalil, Tamer Hagrass, Bassel el-Khayat, Bushra, Salma Abu Deif, fashion designer Farida Temraza and Ramez Youssef.
The hashtag was written in English since the forum is an international one, in which youth from all over the world are participating. The WYF began on November 4 and will run until November 10. The forum is being held under the auspices of President Sisi.
Famous Egyptian actor Ahmed Helmy and prominent Tunisian star Hend Sabry will also participate in the forum. Helmy will speak 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 U.N. ambassador against hunger.
The forum brings together 3,000 young people, represented by 60 delegations from around the world, to explore key issues facing their generation and determine their role in implementing global development goals and combating terrorism.
The idea of holding an international youth conference in Egypt was made during the third National Youth Conference in Ismailia, 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.
The seven-day gathering will witness the participation of official youth representatives over 18 years of age, leaders of various youth networks, heads of state, media personnel and around 250 young Egyptian expats. It will be held under the theme "We Need to Talk". The WYF sends a message of peace, prosperity, harmony and love to the entire world. The WYF is considered a strong opportunity for youth globally to communicate with each other.
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