President El-Sisi to open third World Youth Forum in Sharm El-Sheikh

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi will open the 2019 World Youth Forum in Sharm El-Sheikh on Saturday./ PHOTO: Egyptian Presidency – Twitter

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is scheduled to open the third World Youth Forum in the Red Sea resort town of Sharm El-Sheikh on Saturday.

The 2019 Forum will discuss a Number of things including industrial revolution, food security, environmental challenges, artificial intelligence, block chain technology, women empowerment and much more.

It will be held under the theme: “International Peace and Security: Current Challenges”

Various leaders and business representatives are expected in the North African country for the four-day Forum.

Senegal’s President Macky Sall and his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas are already in the country for the meeting.

The World Youth Forum was first organized in 2017 to spark dialogue between the world’s youth and leaders as well as with top policy makers worldwide.

It engages youth from around the globe in an enriching set-up, allowing them to exchange views and recommend initiatives to decision-makers and influential figures.

Thousands of youth are expected to attend the Sharm El-Sheikh meeting.

In last year’s forum, Egypt announced the launch of an annual Euro-Mediterranean Youth Forum and a Euro-Mediterranean Economic Forum, to be held in a different Mediterranean country each year.

(With input from Ahram Online)

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