Third World Youth Forum opens in Egypt

SHARM EL SHEIKH, Dec 15 (NNN-MENA) – Egyptian President, Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, inaugurated on Saturday, the third edition of Egypt’s annual World Youth Forum (WYF), at the Red Sea resort city of Sharm El Sheikh, with several topics to be thoroughly discussed, during the four-day international event.

“From the blessed lands of Sinai, I announce the inauguration of the third edition of the World Youth Forum,” said the Egyptian president.

He expressed hope that the forum would be a platform for peace and love, and constructive dialogue for a better future.

The forum, which gathers some 7,000 young people from over 100 countries, will tackle a number of topics, such as, industrial revolution, food security, the Union for the Mediterranean, environmental challenges, artificial intelligence, block chain technology, women empowerment and art and the cinema.

The WYF is also attended by a number of heads of states, official delegations and senior officials from different countries.

The WFY, which was first held in 2017, is a platform built by promising youth and sends a message of peace, prosperity, harmony, and progress to the entire world.

The forum is also a youth-to-youth hub that gathers promising artistes from all over the world, to play their outstanding talents and express their cultures through a wide range of art-related activities, including music, acting/theatre, stand-up comedy, painting, dance, etc.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Director-General of the UN Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), Li Yong, hailed Egypt for organising the WYF, noting that “now half of the world’s population is under 30, so caring for youth is necessary and inevitable.”

Li stressed that the WYF comes in line with the peace and security axes of the United Nations, to create prosperity throughout the world.– NNN-MENA