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Egypt's Sisi attends ceremony celebrating AU chairmanship in Aswan

Ahram Online , Saturday 16 Mar 2019
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi seen with Arab and African Youths on sidelines of a youths platform in Aswan (Photo Courtesy of Egypt's president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi official Facebook page)
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Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi denounced “any cowardly terror attack against humanity” and called for a minute’s silence at the opening of an event in Aswan on Saturday, to mark the mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques the day before.

The attacks killed 49 people, including four Egyptians.

“We are against all violence, we are against all terrorism,” El-Sisi said in an address to an event held on the sidelines of the Arab and African Youth Platform in Aswan to celebrate the country's 2019 chairmanship of African Union.

During his speech, El-Sisi welcomed attendees to Egypt, which he said is a meeting point between the west and east, and the south and north.

“In Egypt, we have put our youths as a priority to provide care and support them with for a better future for the continent,” El-Sisi said, highlighting various forums which are common spaces to “discuss our differences in a civilised way.”

The Arab and African Youth Platform, which is running from 16 to 18 March, is being held as part of the recommendations of last year’s World Youth Forum.

The platform will focus on a number of issues of interest to Arab and African youth, in light of Egypt’s chairmanship of the African Union.

It will include sessions, workshops, and roundtables with youth leaders and decision makers in an open dialogue.

Aswan was announced by El-Sisi at the World Youth Forum as the “capital for African youth” in 2019.

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