Sisi: Egypt rich with bright minds
Saturday، 24 March 2018 - 02:34 PM
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Saturday 24/03/2018 voiced confidence in the Egyptians, saying that Egypt is rich with many talented minds who only need the state and government to benefit from their knowledge and researches.
Addressing the national conference on scientific research, President Sisi said that state and government are required to help young researchers to enable them to get a chance to develop the country.
Sisi pointed out that this conference comes after February's third edition of the Africa Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation that was held in Cairo, noting that "such moves reflect our real keenness and appreciation to your anticipated role in building the future of our beloved homeland".
President Sisi said that Egypt is facing several challenges in the current phase, including terrorism, unstable conditions that followed the 2011 revolution and hard economic circumstances.
Egypt adopted a comprehensive approach to address such threats in view of reinforcing the state's institutions and resorting stability, the president added.
"We have set a comprehensive strategy to combat terrorism with regard to cultural and social aspects in addition to the military and security approaches", Sisi noted, pointing out to "Operation Sinai 2018".
The President as well, underlined the state's approach to deal with the economic challenges, saying that "we were keen to tell the people the facts".
“We all pledged to pay for the real economic and social reform”, Sisi noted.
Activities in scientific research sector as well as empowering youth and connecting scientific research with the state’s development strategy come in the heart of the reform battle, he said.
He highlighted the state’s strategy of sustainable development 2030 and the national strategy for science, technology and innovation in view of keenness to diversify resources of income, fighting poverty and promoting knowledge economy.
The President voiced Egypt’s keenness on making knowledge available for all people, saying that the state has established several scientific and research institutions in this regard.
Sisi underlined that the government has provided about EGP 3 billion to support scientific research projects and innovation in several fields including energy, water, agriculture, backing local manufacturing and other sectors.
He concluded his speech by expressing appreciation and thanks for the Egyptian scientists.