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Egypt's Sisi to open 8th edition of the National Youth Conference Saturday

The conference will tackle local counterterrorism efforts and the impact of spreading lies on the state

Ahram Online , Friday 13 Sep 2019
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Egypt's president Abdel Fattah El Sisi during the inauguration of the 7th National Youth Conference at the New Administrative Capital 30 July 2019 (Photo: Al-Ahram)
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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi will open the 8th edition of the National Youth Conference in Cairo on Saturday. High on the agenda will be the two issues of terrorism and the impact of lies on the state.

The event  was announced on Tuesday with some local media reports suggesting that holding the conference at this time had been impromptu.

The 6th and 7th editions of the Conference were held in late July 2018 and 2019 respectively.

The gathering will feature two sessions that will address local counterterrorism efforts and the impact of spreading lies on the state.

A third session will see El-Sisi answer questions submitted online by Egyptians in an attempt to "increase public awareness of Egyptians about what is happening in the country," a conference statement had said earlier.

El-Sisi thanked those who sent their questions in a statement on his official Facebook page on Friday.

Some 1,600 participants -- most of whom are young people, including university students, youths who worked on El-Sisi’s presidential campaign, engineers working on national projects and entrepreneurs -- are expected to take part in the one-day event, a conference statement said.

The National Youth Conference was launched in October 2016 in Cairo, with subsequent editions taking place in various governorates, including Aswan and South Sinai.

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