Attending the first session of the World Youth Forum titled “International Peace & Security and its Current Challenges,” President Abdel Fattah El Sisi sent several messages to “the Egyptian People and the entire world.”
In his speech, given on Sunday, Sisi called for intensifying efforts to confront the countries supporting terrorism, stressing that those countries use terrorism as a tool to achieve their interests and goals.
Here are highlights of what Sisi said:
- The main goal of the World Youth Forum is to listen to various intellectual thoughts regarding one topic.
- Using beliefs and religions to achieve political interests is more dangerous than terrorism.
- Terrorism is a new tool used to achieve political gains.
- Cooperation is needed to back countries fighting and resisting terrorism.
- Six years ago, Sisi warned that Europe would be harmed from the return of terrorists and fighters from Syria, Iraq and Libya.
- A decisive position is a must against countries backing terrorism.
- The United Nations system needs reforms so it can confront recent challenges.
- Costs of conflicts between major powers are paid by small countries.
- When elephants are wrestling, don’t ask about green grass and little trees.
- Terrorism aimed at hindering Egypt’s development, but we fought it and did our best.
World Youth Forum embraces 38 sessions& workshops
The four-day event kicked off on Saturday in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh under the auspices of President Sisi who, along with First Lady Entissar El Sisi, attended the opening ceremony and other workshops.
The third edition of the Forum is set to mainly discuss the sources of energy in the Mediterranean, food security in Africa, climate change, international security and fighting terrorism.
The WYF2019 is attended by around 7,000 youths representing different countries.
According to the forum’s schedule, participants would attend 24 sessions and 14 workshops to mainly discuss the prospects for sustainable development in Africa, challenges facing creative work in the age of technology, in addition to the energy sector in the Mediterranean countries.