Prof. Dr. Mohamed El Shinawi, GU President, met with participants of the 4th Egyptian-Russian Youth Forum, held under the theme “Youth and the Blue Economy.” The forum was executed by the Ministry of Youth and Sports through the Central Administration for Youth Development (General Administration for Cultural and Artistic Programs), in coordination with the Minister’s Office for Policies and Youth Development, the Policy and Business Development Unit, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Russian Federal Agency for Youth Affairs. This event, held from November 16th to 23rd, is a continuation of the Year of Humanitarian Exchange launched by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The meeting was also attended by Prof. Dr. Ahmed Hanno, Vice President for Student Affairs, and Dr. Rana Zeidan, General Secretary of Galala University.
Prof. Dr. Mohamed El Shinawi expressed his pleasure while meeting the participants of the 4th Egyptian-Russian Youth Forum at Galala University for three days, focusing on the scientific aspects of the forum. He mentioned that Galala University is keen on creating the right environment for joint projects and programs between Egyptian and Russian youth, through proposing ideas for ongoing development of this bilateral cooperation, especially given the qualitative leap in relations between the two countries.
Prof. Dr. El Shinawi emphasized the university’s commitment to providing support for empowering youth and investing in their potential. Hosting such events aims to facilitate the exchange of experiences between Egyptian and Russian youth and to provide opportunities to learn about Russian culture.
The 4th edition of the Egyptian-Russian Youth Forum follows the success of its three previous editions. The first forum was held in the Russian Federation in 2021, the second in Egypt in 2021, and the third in the Russian Federation in 2022. The Egyptian Ministry of Youth and Sports introduced the theme “Youth and the Blue Economy” for this year’s forum.
The forum aims to support the Egyptian-Russian Year of Humanitarian Exchange through youth, exchanging expertise and experiences in the field of the Blue Economy between Egyptian and Russian youth, and fostering an environment for developing joint projects and programs. It also seeks to propose ways to continue developing youth cooperation between Egypt and Russia.
It’s worth mentioning that since their arrival, the Russian delegation has visited the Pyramids area, Khan El Khalili, the Library of Alexandria, the National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries in Alexandria, and the new administrative capital of Egypt.