PRESS: With the participation of a round 1,600 participants of mostly young people, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi inaugurated the event on Saturday in New Cairo.
CAIRO – 15 September 2019: “The 8
edition of the National Youth Conference has presented a solid platform of communication between the president and all the citizens,” Parliament Member Saad al-Gammal has said.
With the participation of a round 1,600 participants of mostly young people, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi inaugurated the event on Saturday in New Cairo.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi during his participation at the 8th National Youth Conference
MP al-Gammal told Egypt Today in press remarks that the event is a great opportunity to clarify, explain and shed the light on all the achievements and challenges facing the country.
The National Youth Conference was first launched in October 2016 in Cairo, with subsequent editions held in various governorates including South Sinai and Aswan.
Al-Gammal clarified that the conference focused on three main points, most importantly combating terrorism locally and regionally.
The first part of the conference firmly focused on terrorism as a serious phenomenon that threatens the security and stability of the whole globe, and Egypt’s strenuous efforts and leading experience in fighting terrorism that contributes to the stability of the whole region.
“The second part of the conference sought to warn against the danger of rumors and fake news that only have one aim, which is to destabilize and undermine the strikes of successes and achievements that Egypt has been pulling through,” Al-Gammal said.
During his speech at Al-Manara International Conference Center, President Sisi praised Egypt’s Armed Forces for their role in combating terrorism.
The Egyptian leader stressed that weakening the powers of the national state is the main objective of terrorism, stressing that “anyone who wants to take down Egypt, can only do so by targeting its army.”
The third part of the conference was “Ask the President” session, which saw the president answering questions submitted online by Egyptians in an attempt to "increase public awareness of Egyptians about what is happening in the country.
“The third part of the conference alone has received international applause for its richness, diversity and philosophy based on true democracy in the involvement of citizens in matters of governance and charting the future of the homeland,” Al-Gammal added.
In earlier remarks, Ashraf Rashad, Chairman of the Youth and Sports Committee in the House of Representatives, said the 8th
edition of the conference complements the plans and efforts of the state towards building bridges of trust with the youth.
The conference also contributes to politically, economically and socially empower young people, as well as to immunize them against extremist thoughts, according to Rashad.