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Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

Egypt Joins Sochi's World Youth Festival for Expansive Cultural Exchange

Tue 19 Mar 2024 | 07:41 PM
Pasant Elzaitony

The World Youth Festival in Sochi, after concluding its first phase with the participation of 20,000 youths from 187 countries, has now embarked on its second phase, dubbed "the Regional Program of the Festival."

This new phase welcomes 2,000 participants to embark on a week-long journey through 30 Russian cities, offering an in-depth exploration of Russia’s rich heritage, historical sites, national diversity, and natural wonders.

The program seeks to connect participants with Russian youths not involved in the festival's first phase, with a special focus on major cities including Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Chelyabinsk, Yekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, and Sevastopol.

The organizing committee has ensured that the selected cities are well-prepared to host the guests, to showcase Russia's cultural diversity and its significant advancements in industry and technology. This initiative also aims to promote global youth interaction and understanding.

Sherif Gad, deputy head of the Egyptian delegation and Secretary-General of the Egyptian-Russian Friendship Association, highlighted the regional program's potential to enrich the Egyptian delegates' knowledge of the Russian Federation. The program not only offers insights into various Russian cities but also fosters communication between Egyptian and Russian youths, opening up avenues for ongoing dialogue and mutual understanding.

Dr. Hassan Ghazali, a delegate member and founder of the Nasser Youth Movement International Grant, commended the festival's approach to arranging field visits.

These excursions allow participants to engage directly with local communities across Russia, showcasing the government's commitment to societal equality. He noted that the World Youth Festival serves as a crucial platform for promoting cooperation, solidarity, and understanding on peace-related issues both regionally and globally, underlining the importance of international collaboration and people-to-people bonds.