File - Minister of Youth and Sports Khaled Abdel Aziz
CAIRO – 23 April 2018: Minister of Youth and Sports Khaled Abdel Aziz witnessed the signing ceremony of a protocol of cooperation between the Egyptian Fencing Federation headed by Abdel Moneim Husseiny and his Italian counterpart Giorgio Scarso on Monday at the headquarters of the Olympic Committee at Cairo International Stadium.
Husseiny revealed that, under the protocol, there will be cooperation between the Egyptian and Italian federations in terms of exchange of technical and administrative expertise and the establishment of camps for clubs and national teams in both countries, in addition to planning matches between Egyptian and Italian players.
Abdel Aziz said that the ministry doesn’t hesitate supporting the Fencing Federation, as the game is one of nine games in which Egyptians are expected to win medals in various tournaments. He said, "I have great hope to achieve unprecedented results in fencing in the upcoming tournaments and the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020."
Abdel Aziz also met on Monday with the president of Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), David Lappartient, and his deputy, Renato Di Rocco, along with the accompanying delegation members of the executive bureau of the international federation, in the presence of Mohamed Wagih Azzam, vice president of the international federation and head of the Egyptian and African Cycling federations.
The president of the International Cycling Federation has agreed with Abdel Aziz that the Egyptian Cycling Federation will send an official letter to the International Federation to request Egypt join the junior track cycling world championships in 2019.
Lappartient also announced the establishment of an African World Center in Cairo under the supervision of the federation, as part of its objectives to create new branches in different countries of the world where bicycles and related equipment are provided, as well as foreign trainers through Union Cycliste Internationale.