17 March 2019: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi voiced hope for maintaining the convocation of the youth conference in Egypt every three months in order to find a platform for dialogue among youths and reach tangible results.
The President asserted that Egypt was in dire need of a program to qualify youths for leadership. Afterwards, the presidential program for training youths was floated and an agreement was reached with a national academy to work on such training and depend on the qualified youths in various jobs in the state especially in high positions.
The academy is now up and running and its graduates would certainly benefit the government and administrative State bodies, he added.
Egypt faces political, economic and security challenges, not different from those facing fellow Arab and African nations, he said, noting that they all should be firmly confronted.
He pressed the need for more dialogue and interaction among all stakeholders in any country, especially youths, noting that many ideas which had been raised at the first youth forum were implemented.
“Scientific research is an industry; its components could be available in Egypt and other countries. But this does not mean its efficiency is similar to that in developed countries.” he said.
However, the possibility of having intellectual minds is higher in our countries as we have large number of manpower, he said.
We try to give opportunities to youth through quality education to use his mental powers to distinguish. Even if he couldn’t get the chance in his country, he can seek it in another country for the sake of humanity. We should not be selfish dealing with cadres.”he added.
The Arab and African Youth Forum launches in Aswan on Saturday, and set to last for three days until March 18 under the patronage of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.
The forum will tackle topics such as the future of scientific research and health care, the impact of advanced technology and innovation in Africa and the Arab region.
The forum’s agenda revolves around Arab and African subjects of concern in light of Egypt’s presidency of the African Union in 2019. The Youth forum’s activities include open discussions, workshops, seminars and round tables gathering senior officials, decision-makers and a large number of young people from all over Africa.
Source Egypt Today