In his speech at the opening of the 2018 World Youth Forum, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi welcomed the participating delegations, stressing that Egypt rejects racism and discrimination. “We call on the world to admit the crimes carried out by Daesh and extremist group,” he said.
He addressed the Yazidi Nobel laureate Nadia saying: “Nadia, let us make the first call from Egypt, we are the first to reject extremism, discrimination and racism, as we have previously rejected it”.
The World Youth Forum is a youth platform for discussion and it is available to all young people from all over the world aged between 18 to 40 years old. Influential young people in their communities and areas of specialization are encouraged to register as speakers.
Registration for the 2018 World Youth Forum began last August. The event, which started on November 2 and runs until November 6, is taking place in Sharm El-Sheikh, South Sinai, for the second consecutive year, with the participation of 5,000 young men and women representing 160 countries worldwide.