President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi inaugurated on Tuesday the Third National Youth Conference in the city of Ismailia, commemorating the Sinai Liberation Day. Representatives of the youth attended the conference and discussed several issues that the Egyptian society is dealing with.
Several state officials attended the event including Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, parliament speaker Ali Abdel Aal. The event also included folklore poetry recitals, nationalist songs, and traditional and artistic performances.
Al-Sisi honoured former military members from the 1973 War and from the popular resistance battles that followed.
The conference started with documentary films historising nationalist incidents during the Suez War and the liberation of Sinai. The film showed footage from the Tripartite Aggression and the 1973 War. It also interviewed individuals from the Canal cities who had participated in the different wars and guerrilla battles against Israel’s army since 1956.
The third National Youth Conference kicks off on Tuesday to tackle the country’s issues and commemorate the celebration of the liberation of Sinai.
Al-Sisi arrived in Ismailia to host the conference, which took place in conjunction with the Sinai Liberation Day.
The conference will begin with media speeches about the liberation of Sinai and narratives about success stories of Egyptian soldiers who contributed to the liberation of Sinai. Documentaries will also be presented. Al-Sisi is also scheduled to give a speech during the conference.
Officials attending the conference—including ministers, members of parliament, public figures, and heads of unions—will hold open discussions with youth over several topics and suggestions related to the country’s challenges.
Around 12,000 young people will participate in the three-day conference. The majority will come from the governorates of Port Said, Ismailia, North Sinai, and Suez. About 100 of them will represent the Ministry of Higher Education in the conference, while another 100 will represent the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
It’s expected that the Sinai development project will top the conference’s discussions.
The conference aims at addressing a number of topics of interest to Egyptian citizens, including price hikes and the joint responsibility shared between the state, society, and citizens, as well as discussing sustainable development in the country.
The first conference was held in Sharm El-Sheikh in October, while the second was in Aswan in January. The focus of the Sharm El-Sheikh Conference was on what the state had achieved for the youth over the recent years and how it had assisted in improving their skills, while the Aswan conference focused on discussing the issues of Upper Egypt’s governorates.