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Sisi attends 'Role of world leaders in building & sustaining peace' session

Sunday، 04 November 2018 - 01:21 PM

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi attended early Sunday a session on the role of world leaders in building and sustaining peace within the framework of the World Youth Forum hosted by the Red Sea resort city of Sharm el Sheikh.

The session is attended by Head of the Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation Prince Nasser Bin Hamad, Deputy Minister of Social Development (Kazakhstan) and the Minister Plenipotentiary for political affairs and UN organizations at the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry.

Sheikh Nasser Bin Hamad al Khalifa, who represents the Bahraini king in charity work and youth affairs, said Sunday Egypt has, throughout history, gone through numerous wars and was victorious in them at the end ever since the Pharaonic period.

The Bahraini official said President Sisi believes that there is no impossible and this has shown clearly through his achievements and projects.

It is necessary to have huge hopes for the future, he said.

Minister of Youth and Sports Majdouline Cherni said building peace does not take place except through establishing its culture which is based on dialogue and partnership between the democratic institutions and the civil society.

The forms of dialogue have developed, the minister said during the session, referring to social networking and the modern technology.

She called for the need to have care provided to youth by the government through listening to their problems and including them in decision-making.

Rwandan Minister of Youth and Sports Rose Marie said women represent about half of the world population and therefore world leaders should let them join in decision making, facing challenges and settling economic crises worldwide.

Women are capable of taking right decisions in the society, she said, adding that more than 40% of women work in the field of justice in Rwanda.

The society should include women and youth, she stressed, adding that her country is keen on delivering peace to the coming generations.

The deputy minister of social development in Kazakhstan said the World Youth Forum is a great opportunity to exchange views and ideas on building peace and facing the current huge challenges.

Addressing the session, he said his country has launched a peace initiative to promote dialogue and harmony in the society.

Kazakhstan declared in August a world peace day, he said, asserting that world leaders are responsible for the safety of Mankind and protecting people from wars.

The director of the regional office in Africa of the United Nations Development Program said establishing peace has developed since the end of the Cold War, noting a decrease in disputes worldwide since 2010. However, they have increased in the past few years.

He asserted the need to have sustainable peace that enhances economic development and reduces poverty rates.

Sustainable peace needs a joint vision and close cooperation between the governments and civil society organizations, he said, adding that it is necessary to depend on youth and women to establish peace around the world.

Secretary General of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) Ahmed el Hindawi addressed the session, saying Egypt is the backbone of the Arab region and no peace efforts can be achieved without this pioneering role.

As Arabs, we represent 5% of the world and it is necessary to bring youth back to public work, he said, asserting that it is highly essential for peace building.

He pointed out to unprecedented opportunities in the Arab region when it comes to the inclusion of youth.

Challenges facing youth are mainly related to unemployment which amounts to 30%, he said.

He announced that the WOSM has decided to hold its 42nd international conference in 2020 in Sharm El Sheikh.

MENA

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