Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership youth visit the House and Senate
Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership youth visited the House and Senate as part of the activities of the seventh day of the Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership, in the presence of Dr. Ashraf Sobhi, Minister of Youth and Sports, Counselor Abdel Wahab Abdel Razek, President of the Senate, and Hassan Ghazaly, General Coordinator of the Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership, in addition to a group of leaders from the Ministry of Youth and Sports, media professionals and journalists.
Counselor Bahaa El-Din Abu Shaqqa, the deputy of the Senate, Representative Phoebe Fawzi, the deputy of the Senate, and Counselor Mahmoud Ismail Othman, Secretary General of the Senate, received 150 youth leaders from 55 countries from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and Australia.
During this visit, the participants got acquainted with the Senate, which is the second chamber of Parliament, by presenting an introductory form to the Council, as well as showing a documentary film in the Senate Hall which included the emergence and development of parliamentary life in Egypt. They also presented report dealing with the history of the Senate since its establishment, which extends for nearly two hundred years, in addition to clarifying the important historical stations in the life of the Egyptian Senate, its powers, competencies, bodies, number of members, specific committees, and its general secretariat.
For his part, Counselor Abdel-Wahhab Abdel-Razek, President of the Senate, welcomed the youth delegation participating in the Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership in its fourth edition, which included more than 150 youth leaders representing 55 countries from all continents of the world. He expressed his happiness with this visit, which highlights the value of youth as active individuals in their societies and enhance their role in building societies. The President of the Senate stressed that the Nasser Fellowship for international leadership comes as a continuation of the pioneering efforts of the Egyptian state in strengthening the role of youth locally and in Africa by providing all forms of support, qualification and training in addition to qualifying them to occupy leadership positions and benefit from their capabilities and ideas. This is what was approved and announced by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi during the activities of the World Youth Forum in all its versions. Abdel-Razek pointed out that Nasser Fellowship for international leadership also represents one of the mechanisms for implementing each of “Egypt’s Vision 2030 - The Ten Principles of the term Solidarity Organization of the Peoples of Africa and Asia - Africa’s Agenda 2063 - Sustainable Development Goals 2030 - South-South Partnership - African Union Roadmap on Investing in Youth - African Youth Charter - Principles of the Non-Aligned Movement - African Youth Document in the Areas of Peace and Security.
The President of the Senate added that the Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership, in its fourth edition, aims to highlight the role of non-aligned youth in developing South-South cooperation through youth as an influential and sustainable mechanism with a focus on the role of women. He noted that it is in honor of the name of the late leader Gamal Abdel Nasser. The Fellowship bears his name as one of the most important leaders for the people of developing countries (Africa - Asia - and Latin America), and one of the most unique leadership models. Abdel Razek stressed the support of the Egyptian Senate for all forms of cooperation, communication and partnership between the youth of the world, especially the youth of non-aligned countries. It also supports them in adopting issues of social peace, the basic foundations of their societies and their higher values, and the preservation of rights, freedoms and duties, as well as, building their societies as future leaders in their countries, wishing them lasting success.
Dr. Ashraf Sobhi, Minister of Youth and Sports, thanked President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Republic, for his permanent auspices of the late leader Gamal Abdel Nasser’s Fellowship. He also extended his thanks to Chancellor Abdel Wahhab Abdel Razek, Speaker of the Senate, and the two representatives of the Council for the kind reception and hospitality, and for providing the opportunity for youth delegations to participate in the Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership to visit the headquarters of the honorable Senate as well as the headquarters of the House of Representatives. He stressed that the Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership aims to empower youth, and give the opportunity for actors from different countries of the world to integrate with each other and forge partnerships in various fields, not only at the continental level, but also globally and across South-South countries. Promoting self-reliance among developing countries through exchanging experiences and enhancing their creative capacity to find solutions to their development problems in line with their aspirations, values and special needs is also important.
The Minister of Youth and Sports stated that governments and societies are clearly interested in the issue of empowering youth in various political, economic, social, sports and development fields thanks to youth forums organized by the Egyptian state. He noted that Egyptian youth have unlimited confidence in their political leadership and are inspired by the president’s example, work values, loyalty and national belonging, especially after seeing their homeland in an unprecedented high international position, and nationally experiencing sustainable development, comprehensive renaissance, and a new republic. They are the groups of society that benefit the most from it.
The visit included an inspection tour inside the corridors of the House of Representatives and the Senate, in which they visited the Pharaonic Hall, the Central Library and the existing museum, which contains historical session records and many murals that talk about the Egyptian parliamentary history and the main hall of the House of Representatives. At the end of the visit, the Senate presented souvenirs to the youth delegations participating in the Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership. Then, the participants took souvenir photos amidst interaction, standing ovation and happiness from everyone on this distinguished visit.