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Sisi: Egyptians are real reason behind country's success

November 6, 2018 at 1:13 pm

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi in Cairo, Egypt on 5 June 2018 [Egyptian President Office/Apaimages]

Egyptians are the real reason behind the successes Egypt has achieved so far, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said yesterday.

Responding to a question by a young Tunisian named Mohamed Obeid on the sidelines of the second World Youth Forum hosted by Egypt, Al-Sisi stressed that “without the Egyptians’ tolerance of the difficult economic measures that have been in place since November 2016, nothing would have progressed.”

“I’m not the one who will achieve the dreams of the Egyptians,” Al-Sisi told Obeid, adding: “Egyptians are the ones who will achieve theirs.”

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On Saturday, Egypt inaugurated the second World Youth Forum, which sees 5,000 young people from 145 countries attend along with officials from around the world.

The three-day forum is set to discuss several issues including “development and innovation, water security, the role of world leaders in developing and maintaining peace, Euro-Mediterranean cooperation, and  the role of soft power in countering extremism and terrorism.”

During the event, Al-Sisi proposed an idea of establishing an African Youth City in Egypt, with the aim of “connecting with the youth of the African continent and qualifying them for leading positions.”

The conference is due to conclude later today.