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Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Egypt’s talking heads fixate on World Youth Forum on its final day

World Youth Forum coverage reached a fever pitch on last night’s talk shows as the gathering came to an end in Sharm El Sheikh yesterday.

Talking point of the day: The forum closed with a handful of recommendations, including launching an African initiative to promote digital development with the African Union, creating an Arab-African digital platform to publish women-led research, and launching an initiative to support fintech and blockchain apps. Masaa DMC’s Ramy Radwan (watch, runtime:9:50) and Yahduth Fi Misr’s Sherif Amer (watch, runtime: 5:12) both took note of the recommendations.

Also at the forum, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi told foreign media reps that Egypt’s only challenge at the moment is maintaining stability in the midst of regional turbulence, Al Hayah Al Youm’s Lobna Assal noted. Assal also had a chat with political analyst Moataz Bellah Abdel Fattah on how Egypt has been handling its image in the foreign press over the past few years (watch, runtime: 4:18).

Elsewhere, Masaa DMC’s Ramy Radwan happily reported on Egypt’s improved ranking on the Global Terrorism Index, which we cover in this morning’s Speed Round, below (watch, runtime: 1:53).

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