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Egypt's president meets tourists, watches match with youth in Aswan

Ahram Online , Thursday 26 Jan 2017
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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi (third from right) watches a football match with a group of young people in Aswan, Egypt, 25, January 2017 (Photo: Ahram Arabic news website)
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met Wednesday with a group of tourists in Egypt's southern city of Aswan and watched a football match with a group of young people in the city, state news agency MENA and Ahram Arabic reported.

The president travelled to Aswan to attend a two-day monthly youth conference that will kick off in the Upper Egyptian city on Friday.

El-Sisi's official Facebook page released late Wednesday a video of the president shaking hands and chatting with a group of what appeared to be Asian tourists. Photographs of the president watching an African Nations Cup match between Egypt and Ghana with a group of young people were also released online.

Egypt's tourism, a key source of hard currency, has struggled to rebound amid political turmoil following the 2011 uprising, and more recently since the 2015 deadly crash of a Russian passenger plane shortly after its departure from Sinai's Sharm El-Sheikh.

This month's youth conference will tackle challenges facing Upper Egypt, including ways to develop the economy and tourism of the region. It will also focus on social and political empowerment among youth, El-Sisi's office said earlier this week.  

Some 1,300 young people from Upper Egyptian governorates will take part in the event.

The first of such monthly gatherings was held in December. The decision to hold regular meetings was announced by the president in October, as one of the takeaways of the first annual National Youth Conference held that month. 

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