Sisi attends 5th National Youth Conference
Wednesday، 16 May 2018 - 12:51 PM
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has attended on Wednesday the opening session of the fifth National Youth Conference with the participation of a large number of young people and representatives of political parties.
Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, Defense Minister Sedki Sobhi and a number of statesmen are attending the session.
The session began with recitation of verses of holy Koran.
A documentary on the Egyptian youths and the way the State is taking care of them was aired at the opening session.
The documentary shed light on the establishment of 245,000 social housing units for youths as part of the State plan to set up 600,000 units in four years at the cost of 100 billion pounds.
The film also highlighted the development of 2,700 youth centers across the nation, the launching of the Egyptian Knowledge Bank, the 1.5-million-feddan reclamation project and the establishment of a body to develop small and medium-sized projects.
It also referred to the convocation of the November's World Youth Forum that enhanced Egyptian youths' interaction with their African counterparts on ways to address challenges besetting the African continent through the simulation of the African Union.
The last National Youth Conference was held on July 24-25 in Alexandria, and addressed top national issues in attendance of President Sisi.
Sisi said in a remark during a session on "Youth Vision on Analyzing the Political Scene in Egypt", at the 5th Youth Conference, "we have ordered the formation of the presidential pardon committee during the first Youth Conference to review the cases of youths held behind bars. We never interfere in the committee's work we just sanction the final verdict which is issued based on its recommendations."
He added that a list of more than 300 youths submitted by members of the National Human Rights Council has been signed. "I asked Interior Minister Magdi Abdel Ghaffar to let these youths have the Sohour meal at home with their families tonight.