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Egypt Launches World Youth Forum Focusing on ‘Mediterranean Energy’

Egypt Launches World Youth Forum Focusing on ‘Mediterranean Energy’

Saturday, 14 December, 2019 - 07:30
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. AFP file photo
Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt) - Mohamed Nabil Helmy
The third edition of the World Youth Forum is set to kick off in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on Saturday to mainly discuss the sources of energy in the Mediterranean, food security in Africa, climate change, international security and fighting terrorism.

The four-day forum is expected to be attended by around 7,000 youths representing different countries.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is also expected to participate in the opening session, in addition to an array of Arab and international representatives and young ministers from several countries.

During the second day of pre-forum workshops that took place on Friday, participants discussed the themes of International Food Security, Youth’s Initiative for Action, Enabling Persons with Disabilities Towards an Inclusive World, Prospects of Education & Capacity Building in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Age.

Tight security measures were imposed in Sharm el-Sheikh as the Egyptian Health Ministry said 45 ambulances and two field clinics were prepared to assist the conference rooms.

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.

Meanwhile, Ambassador of Palestine to Egypt and its permanent representative to the Arab League Diab al-Louh said that the Palestinian President arrived to Egypt to attend the forum.

He said Abbas is scheduled to hold talks with his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, on the sidelines of the forum.

He noted that both leaders will discuss the latest developments in Palestine, especially legislative and presidential elections.

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