29 November 2020 09:38 PM

Youth min.: “We Can Differently Along the Nile” festival is Egypt's peace message to Nile Basin countries

Friday، 30 October 2020 - 06:11 PM

Sports and Youth Minister Ashraf Sobhy said on Friday "We Can Differently Along The Nile” festival is Egypt's peace message to the Nile Basin countries.

Sobhy was speaking during his participation in the festival for honoring persons with disabilities in the presence of Social Solidarity Minister Nevin Al Qabbaj and Cairo Governor Khaled Abdel Aal.

The minister expressed his happiness for partaking in the festival, held on the fringe of Egypt's celebration of the third edition of "We Can Differently", set to be held in December under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.

Meanwhile, Abdel Aal noted that the State spares no effort to support persons with disabilities and empower them to face their disability challenges and overcome them in different ways.

"We Can Differently along The Nile" is a swimming festival in the Nile River which is being held on the sidelines of Egypt's celebrations of the International Day of Disabled Persons. As part of its activities, disabled participants in the festival send a greeting message to Nile Basin countries by waving the flags of each one of them.

About 30 boys and girls from the disabled, who partook in the event, were honored.

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is annually observed on 3 December to promote the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities and to take action for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in all aspects of society and development.

According to the UN, this year, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities will be commemorated throughout the week of 30 November- 4 December in conjunction with the 13th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

The theme this year is “Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 World”.

MENA

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