Sisi heads for UAE Sunday to take part in World Government Summit in Dubai

MENA , Ahram Online , Sunday 12 Feb 2023

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi will head to the UAE on Sunday, leading a high-level delegation to take part in the World Government Summit (WGS) 2023 that will kick off in Dubai on Monday.

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi. AP


Egypt will take part as a guest of honour at the two-day WGS, which will be held under the slogan “Shaping Future Governments.”

During discussion panels, El-Sisi will explain the strategies and priorities of the Egyptian government at the economic and development levels, Presidential Spokesman Ahmed Fahmy said.

Egypt's participation in this edition is the biggest ever, the spokesman said, adding that this reflects the distinguished relations binding Egypt with the UAE.

El-Sisi's itinerary includes bilateral meetings with prominent participants at the summit.

Formed by a team of experts in 2013, the WGS event is held annually in Dubai to act as a platform for government officials and thought leaders.

It also acts as a platform for business leaders and the private sector on government policies, and for discussing technology innovation and a host of other topics.

The summit will witness the participation of 20 presidents, including Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Senegalese President and Chairperson of the African Union Macky Sall, Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benitez, and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.

The WGS’s 2023 edition will also convene over 250 ministers, more than 10,000 government officials, thought leaders and global experts around the world, and over 80 international, regional and governmental organisations, according to Emirati Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Chairman of the WGS Organisation Mohammad bin Abdullah Al-Gergawi.

The summit will feature prominent business leaders from the private sector, according to previous remarks by Al-Gergawi.

Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres and President of the World Bank David Malpass will deliver speeches during the summit.

The International Atomic Energy Agency and the International Labour Organisation will be also participating.

A total of 300 speakers from thought leaders, global experts and decision makers worldwide will participate in the summit to share visions and discuss ideas and strategies towards the future, according to Emirates News Agency (WAM).

The summit will also include high-level ministerial meetings, including a meeting between the Arab finance ministers and another meeting between Arab youth ministers.

It will see many bilateral agreements and meetings with the aim of securing an opportunity for decision-makers worldwide to exchange visions on future governments.

The dialogue sessions during the WGS will be divided into six main themes: accelerating development and governance, future of societies and healthcare, exploring the frontiers, governing economic resilience and connectivity, global city design and sustainability and prioritising learning and work.

The WGS will present seven global awards in appreciation of government ministers, representatives of the private sector, innovators and creators, who have exceptionally contributed to providing a better society for humanity.

The awards include the Edge of Government Award; the Best Minister Award; the World Data Visualisation Prize; the M-Gov Award and Shaping Future Governments: Global Universities Challenge, WAM noted.

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