Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli Wednesday received representatives of the 120 young men and women from 51 countries participating in the second edition of Nasser International Leadership Fellowship, which ends15 June.
Minister of Youth and Sports Ashraf Sobhi attended the meeting.
Madbouli welcomed the young people taking part in the fellowship, noting that Egypt is proud of receiving young leaders from Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The prime minister urged the participants to benefit more from this fellowship.
He stressed that the convergence of different civilisations and cultures would enrich their career experiences.
The prime minister affirmed that world leaders and officials attach paramount importance to empowering young people in various walks of life and involving them in the decision-making process.
Madbouli added that young people today have a greater opportunity than ever to hold leading posts in their respective countries.
He pointed out that President Abdel Fattah el Sisi is paying due attention and unprecedented support to young people with the aim of qualifying them to assume top posts in various sectors nationwide.
The premier called on youth taking part in the Nasser fellowship to visit development projects being carried out across the country and review efforts made by the Egyptian state to advance the economy and achieve a development boom in the country.
The aim is to be Egypt’s ambassadors to their respective countries, conveying this positive image of the new Egypt.
Minister of Youth Ashraf Sobhi said that this fellowship, organised by the ministry under the theme ‘South-South Cooperation’ came in line with directives of President Sisi.
The programme includes meetings with senior state officials and field visits to tourist sites to introduce young people to the Egyptian civilisation and learn about the achievements made by the state during the last few years.
The participants in the fellowship said Egypt is playing a leading role in supporting peace, stability and development in the Middle East and Africa.
They also expressed their admiration for the modern Egyptian experience in achieving comprehensive and sustainable development, and they expressed their sincere thanks to Egypt’s leadership, government and people.
The Nasser fellowship target group consists of decision-makers from the public sector, African Union Youth Volunteer Corps (AUYVC) graduates, executive leaders from the private sector, civil society actors, heads of national youth councils, members of local councils, young party leaders, university faculty members, researchers in strategic and intellectual research centres, members of trade unions, journalists and media professionals, and social entrepreneurs.
The first Nasser Leadership Fellowship Cohort was launched in June 2019 under the auspices of Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli. It targeted young African executive leaders from different professional disciplines within their own communities, with the objective of popularising Egypt’s development experience in institution and national character building.
The fellowship was aimed to create a new generation of young transformational leaders, whose vision aligns with the directions of the Egyptian leadership, in various countries.