Talks were held on the sidelines of the fourth edition of the World Youth Forum, that is held under the sponsorship of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi in Sharm el Sheikh Thursday, said the statement.

The statement added the talks took up ways of boosting joint cooperation between the ministry and the WFP.

The ministry launched a successful initiative, entitled "Start Digital" in cooperation with the WFP and the Arab Academy for Science Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT) as part of "Rescue Ships" presidential initiative to curb illegal immigration and "The Welcome Back" initiative to back Egyptians coming back from abroad and to provide positive alternatives for them to lessen Covid-19 pandemic repercussions, according to her.

Fletcher said she is upbeat about attending the forum, commending the quality organization of the event in the shadow of the outbreak of coronavirus crisis.

She greeted Egypt on the success of this edition, that is attended by representatives from several world countries.

In his turn, Agrawal said the UN agency is getting pleasure with the graduation of 1,000 youngsters in phase one of "Start Digital" initiative in 18 governorates nationwide, whose ages range between 18 and 45 following being qualified in digital work to match labor market requirements