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Sisi at Peace Marathon: Egyptians reject discrimination, extremism, racism, terror

Wednesday، 07 November 2018 - 02:46 PM

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi expressed his wish that "world youth would listen to us, asserting that we listen to them and are interested in their opinion."

Speaking to participants in a seven-km "Peace marathon" of bicycles early on Tuesday, the president said "we would like to send a message of hope and security from Sharm El Sheikh from here in Sinai, the land of peace. We would like to send to the whole world a message of peace, love and appreciation and to assert through the World Youth Forum that Egypt's people and leadership reject discrimination, racism, extremism and terror."

"We assert our will and determination to move on to a better tomorrow, to a better world of peace, love and stability," the president said during the event which included youth from more than 160 world nations and 40 winners of Olympic medals and Egyptian Paralympic champions.

"The Egyptian civilization has contributed to the formation of many world civilizations throughout history," the president said, asserting that the people reject terrorism and extremism. The Egyptians are a people who look for coexistence and reject racism. They have been fighting the toughest battles against terrorism and extremism to protect the homeland, the region and the entire world," the president added.

"The Egyptian people are fighting terrorism on behalf of the whole world and are still confronting terrorism alone," he said.

"Our message today is that of peace and love through you and through the World Youth Forum. This is our message," he said, calling on youth who were not able to take part in the forum this year to join in during the coming years.

"I would like to thank you for being here," he said.

The President and the participants finally took photos.

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