Sisi says youths "bridge" between state, people
Wednesday، 26 October 2016 - 02:57 AM
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said on Tuesday 25/10/2016 that youths' voices are heard, making them act as a "bridge" between the state and people.
At a meeting on the sidelines of the first National Youth Conference in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheikh, the president said "the state will be keen on holding the conference every year in any place in Egypt."
The participation of young lawmakers in the conference has greatly enriched the first day of the conference, he asserted.
"The state is keen on the participation of youths and cares for them to be in the forefront to change Egypt," he said.
Meanwhile President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said that Egypt's youths are capable of overcoming current challenges but this might take a long time, the Egyptian president said.
Addressing the first National Youth Conference in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheikh, Sisi warned of attempts to deceive the Egyptian people and drive them to a wrong direction.
He also praised the level of awareness among Egypt's youths, inviting the attendees to start discussions with him.
Sisi said the state maintains a great deal of openness and in some cases it becomes over frank in a way that might have a negative impact on national security.
He made the remarks answering a question raised by Mohamed Abdel Aziz, a member of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR).
In his question, Abdel Aziz called for more transparency and openness in issues related to dialogue and youth participation.
The statement that issued in July 3 in the aftermath of June 30 Revolution was made out of keenness on the Egyptian state, he said, asserting chances for dialogue.
At a meeting on the sidelines of the first National Youth Conference in Sharm el Sheikh, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi stressed his support for women, pointing to the difficult circumstances the women have been going through.
Commenting on a proposal by a young man to increase the numbers of aides to heads of districts and cities, Sisi said he has no doubt that Egypt is full of efficient people and that he has no choice but involving youths in the public work.
"The officials of a presidential training program for youths have been working on qualifying young people to enter the public work," he pointed out.
The president asserted that Egypt was his “first concern,” not himself.
“Any person should deny himself or herself when being in charge for Egypt to progress,” he added.
Sisi reaffirmed that he was exerting efforts in order to qualify a number of youths to place them on the right track to lead the country.
For his part Sisi asserted that no one was against the freedom of expression.
On an anti-protest law, Sisi said that the legislation came into force at a time when the state was in urgent need of controlling the situation.
"The law was aimed at protecting Egypt from sliding into chaos like some other countries," he said, adding "we live amid conspiracies and fourth and fifth generation wars."
"I am responsible for 90 million people who have different views and all of them are welcome. But, a balance should be maintained between freedoms and human rights, on one side, and preserving the Egyptian state, on the other, amid these difficult circumstances," he added.
"The state seeks to achieve stability in order for investments to continue so that millions of Egyptians can live," he noted.
Sisi also said the investment law is deeply discussed to achieve incentives and objectives for all investors.
He added that a proposal would be presented soon with regard to the small and micro enterprises with the required specifications.
On the 1.5 million feddans' reclamation project, the president said the state seeks to establish procedures to suit everyone within a unified context.
During the meeting, head of the parliamentary industrial committee MP Talaat el Sewedy addressed the issue of the investment climate in the country.
Also, lawmaker Tarek el Khouly, who serves as the secretary of the parliamentary foreign relations committee, said he totally realized the anti-Egypt plot and challenges faced by the country during his meetings with foreign delegations.