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Sunday, 15 December 2019

Egypt’s talking heads focus on World Youth Forum inauguration

The airwaves were squarely focused on the World Youth Forum, which got underway yesterday in Sharm El Sheikh.

Talking point of the event: The forum’s third iteration is meant to act as a platform for constructive dialogue and promote peace and cooperation, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said in his speech at the opening ceremony, which Masaa DMC’s Ramy Radwan (watch, runtime: 2:46) and Min Masr’s Amr Khalil highlighted (watch, runtime: 1:45). Al Hayah Al Youm, meanwhile, aired a reel of El Sisi greeting attendees as they filed into the opening ceremony (watch, runtime: 7:04).

United Nations, UNIDO bosses talk youth empowerment: UNIDO Director-General Li-Yong stressed the importance of sustainable development for the creation of jobs for the world’s youth, which he noted in his speech is a key focus in UNIDO’s strategies (watch, runtime: 8:09). UN Secretary-General António Guterres used his opening remarks to highlight the hurdles facing today’s youth, and encouraged them to continue fighting against poverty and gender inequality and maintaining support for human rights (watch, runtime: 1:25).

Separately, House Speaker Ali Abdel Aal met with his Libyan counterpart, Aqeel Saleh, on the sidelines of the forum, Masaa DMC and Min Masr noted. Abdel Aal reiterated Egypt’s support for the eastern-based parliament Saleh heads (watch, runtime: 1:14) and (watch, runtime: 2:02).

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