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Sisi visits Philae Temple with AYF participants

Monday، 18 March 2019 - 02:47 PM

President Abdel Fatah El Sisi paid a visit to the Philae Temple in Aswan on Monday 18/3/2019 as the Arab-African Youth Forum hosted in the Upper Egyptian city comes to an end.

President Sisi toured the archaeological site along with some cabinet ministers and a number of participants of the forum.

At the end of the tour, President Sisi, the participants and tourists at the site posed for pictures.

The forum kicked off on Saturday, Mar. 16 with the participation of 1,500 youths, and is set to end on Monday, Mar. 18.

The Arab-African Youth Platform was launched with a ceremony that celebrated Egypt's chairing of the African Union and shed light on Egypt's position as a meeting point between the Arab and African civilizations.

The opening ceremony gathered a number of senior officials, representatives and public figures from Africa such as Mariam al-Mansouri, the UAE's first female fighter pilot; Moussa Faki, the African Union Commission chairperson; Nelson Mandela’s grandson; Syrian journalist and anchor Zaina Yazigi and Ahmad Ahmad, president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

A set of Arab and African countries contributed in the AYF including Nigeria, Djibouti, Chad, Ghana, Burundi, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Gambia, Sudan, Gabon, Iraq, Palestine, Guinea and Mozambique.

The forum tackled topics such as the future of scientific research and health care, and the impact of advanced technology and innovation in Africa and the Arab region.

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