The third National Youth Conference hosted by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi is scheduled to start on Tuesday in Ismailia, in conjunction with the celebration of the liberation of Sinai, according to state-run media outlet EGY news.
Around 12,000 youth will participate in the conference that will last for three days. The majority will be coming from the governorates of Port Said, Ismailia, and Suez.
About 100 of them will represent the Ministry of Higher Eduction in the conference, while another 100 will represent the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
Youth members of political parties will also attend the conference along with ministers, members of parliament, public figures, and heads of unions.
The conference aims at looking into a number of topics of interest to Egyptian citizens, including price hikes and the joint responsibility shared between the state, society, and citizens, as well as discussing prospects of sustainable development in the sectors of oil and electricity.
Moreover, youth registered in the Presidential Leadership Program (PLP) will also join the discussions as they will address officials regarding their challenges and the opportunities available and will introduce some plans and possible solutions to meet these challenges.
This conference saw the launch of a new service named “ask the president” in which citizens can ask questions online for the president to answer.
On the sidelines of the conference, Al-Sisi will visit a number of institutions in Ismailia.
The National Youth Conference takes place every three month in accordance with Al-Sisi’s previous decision during its launch last October. The first conference was held in Sharm El-Sheikh in October, while the second was in Aswan in January.
Previous conferences were also addressing current economic, social, and political issues. The focus of the Sharm El-Sheikh conference was reviewing what the state had achieved for the youth throughout recent years and how it had assisted in improving their skills, while the Aswan conference focused on discussing the issues of Upper Egypt’s governorates.