ECFA participation in the second meeting of the technical secretariat of the International Egyptian bilateral Youth Councils
At the invitation of the Assistant Minister of Youth and Sports for Youth Policies and Development, Mr. Mostafa Magdy, Ambassador Dr. Ezzat Saad participated in the second meeting of the Technical Secretariat of the International Egyptian Bilateral Youth Councils, representing the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs, in which H.E. Ashraf Sobhy, Minister of Youth and Sports, was keen to join the membership of the Secretariat.
1- The meeting was chaired by the Minister of Youth and Sports, and representatives of all competent agencies (Administrative Control Authority-General Intelligence-Military Intelligence-Ministry of Defense-National Security) and representatives of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs (Ambassador Hala Al-Bishlawy, Deputy Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for International Cultural Relations) and International Cooperation, as well as representatives of some other government agencies, participated in it.
2- At the request of the Minister of Youth and Sports, Ambassador Saad presented the ideas and proposals of the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs regarding the establishment of youth councils, their role, and ways to prepare young people to participate in them…etc, as contained in the Council’s paper sent to the Assistant Minister of Youth and Sports for Policies and Youth Development in August 2022.
3- In another intervention, Ambassador Saad stressed the importance of China being among the group of priority countries, as it was noted that the list is limited to only three countries: Russia, Greece and the United States of America.
Ambassador Saad explained the reasons behind this, including the volume of trade exchanges and economic relations, and the fact that the Communist Party of China is interested in youth, and thus the ease with which Egyptian youth would engage in youth cooperation with their Chinese counterparts.
The Minister and his Assistants praised the Council’s paper and the proposals it contained, which were adopted in the final program, which was already approved.