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CAIRO, June 10, 2018 (MENA) - Egypt's Minister of Youth and Sports Khaled Abdel Aziz met Sunday with heads of Olympic sports federations, in the presence of
President of the Egyptian Olympic Committee Hisham Hattab and members of the committee.

The meeting, which was held at the committee's headquarters at Cairo International Stadium, focused on preparations of the Olympic sports federations, including setting training camps and technical plans to prepare the Egyptian athletes for various international tournaments.

The support provided by the ministry to the federations to carry out their training programs was also discussed.

During the meeting, Abdel Aziz stressed the importance of finding mechanisms that enable the committee to develop its financial resources to cover its needs.

He called on the heads of federations to prepare well for the international competitions in which Egypt will participate during the coming period.

CAIRO, May 14, 2018 (MENA) - President Abdel Fattah El Sisi asserted the importance of developing an Arab strategy to invest the potentials of youths in various fields to protect them against extremist thought and  misconceptions.

The president's remarks came during his meeting with Arab youth and sports ministers in the presence of the Egyptian Youth and Sports Minister Khaled Abdel Aziz, who is also the chairman of the Executive Office of the Arab Youth and Sports Council.

In press statements on Monday, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radi said Sisi underlined the importance of the role played by the Arab ministries of youth and sports in the current critical phase in the Arab world.

The spokesman also noted that the president highlighted the importance of exchanging visits among Arab youth delegations on regular bases to strengthen ties at the popular level, adding that youth represent the majority of population in the Arab countries.

The spokesman also asserted that Sisi listened to views of the Arab ministers who reiterated the vital role of Egypt in the Arab region in all fields.

The Arab ministers also affirmed the need for working out a strategy  against violence, extremism and terrorism which have been targeting Arab youths .

Minister of Youth and Sports Khaled Abdel Aziz, for his part, pointed out to the proclamation of Cairo as a capital of the Arab Youth in 2018-2019 in view of the great importance Egypt is attaching to youth.

He asserted that the project of the Arab Youth capital, which aims at hosting Arab youth activities , has proved its success in enhancing interaction and communication among Arab communities.

KUWAIT CITY, May 7, 2018 (MENA) – Egypt's Youth and Sports Minister Khaled Abdel Aziz received the symbolic key of the next Capital of Arab youth in its fourth edition in 2018-2019 from his Kuwaiti counterpart Mohammed Jabri.

In statements at the end of the current edition held in Kuwait city Sunday, Abdel Aziz asserted his keenness on attending the concluding activities of the event that was held under the auspices of Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah.

The event was also attended by Egyptian Ambassador to Kuwait Tarek el Koni and a number of Kuwaiti ministers.

Abdel Aziz affirmed that the Youth and Sports Ministry would spare no effort for the success of the "Cairo Capital of Arab Youth".

He invited the attendees to take part in a ceremony to be held on the occasion at Al Manara hall in New Cairo district on May 13.

By Amira Sayed

With more African students flocking to the country, a new club was established earlier this month with the aim of giving them a chance to immerse themselves in the distinctive Egyptian culture that is different from their own.

The aim of the newly-launched club is to unleash the full potential of around 30,000 African students who are pursuing their studies in Egypt.

At the launch ceremony, Head of the AU Permanent Observer Mission to the Arab League, Ambassador Abdelhamid Bouzhaher, said that the club reflected Egypt's keenness on supporting other Africans living in the country.

He added that Egypt's chairmanship of the African Union in 2019 would give the club “added value''.

"It is to be hoped that the club will be the mainstay of a continent-wide student movement that will help engage African students in diverse activities inside and outside their universities," the Vice president of the Pan African Youth Union, Hassan Ghazali, told The Egyptian Mail.

“The club will also help implement Egypt's 2030 Vision and Africa's 2063 Agenda through boosting integration among African students,” he added.

“It is called a club,” Ghazali continued, “since it will focus on cultural activities apart from academic ones. Students are ambassadors. As well as pursuing their studies here, they can deliver a true picture of Egypt to their homelands. That's why boosting their knowledge of Egypt's history and culture, through various trips and programmes, is our top priority. We want to show them Egypt's rich civilisation," he said.

Ghazali pointed out that any African student can join the club. "The club's rules and agenda will be announced soon.”

The African club, according to Ghazali, will help create a link between the African students living in Egypt and the Egyptian students.

"Through the club, they can exchange knowledge and opinions regarding the key challenges facing our beloved continent. Regular workshops, field trips and other activities organised by the club will help hone the students’ leadership skills. All the activities will have the African spirit," he said.

Speaking on behalf of the African students, Zakariya Dibateh, the head of the General Union for African Students in Egypt, told the Mail that he hoped the club would help African students with some of the obstacles they faced in Egypt.

"We hope the club will offer students support in issues related to residency and academic life," he said.

Dibateh, who is from Cote d'Ivoire, said that African students in Egypt need training programmes that would help them reach their full potential.

"We also need more seminars that focus on African affairs, at which students can voice their opinions and more. I hope this club will leave a positive mark on the lives of students,'' he said.

Regarding cultural trips, Dibateh said the union had already organised many trips but the club could organise trips to distant places like Luxor and Aswan.

"Through these trips, the students can further discover the beauty of the country. I think the club will strike a balance between the academic and social life of African students in Egypt."

By M. S. Salama

ALEXANDRIA, April 30, 2018 - The Annual Youth Exchange programme kicked off Sunday evening in Alexandria for 4 days, with the participation of 40 young people from 25 different countries. The programme is implemented in collaboration with the Swedish Institute Alexandria (SwedAlex) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM Egypt). The theme of this year's edition is “Migration across the EU – MENA”. 

CAIRO, March 12,2018 (MENA) - Egypt's futsal youth team defeated Sunday evening Mozambique team by six goals.

The match, played at Cairo stadium, is part of the African final qualifications for Argentina Youth Olympics 2018.

In the first leg, Egypt also defeated Mozambique 4-3 in the match that was played on February 24.

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