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In the presence of President Putin…the World Youth Festival concludes its activities in the Russian city of Sochi

By Manal Abdel Fattah

The activities of the World Youth Festival, held in the Russian city of Sochi, concluded in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin, with the participation of 20,000 young people from around the world, representing 187 countries.

According to a statement issued by the Russian Embassy in Cairo, the conclusion came with the participation of the largest Russian folk and performing arts groups, ballet groups, singing groups, and symbols of Russian society, while there was an opportunity for representatives of different countries to descend with the flags of their countries to the theater arena to participate with the artists and creators in the closing carnival of the World Youth Festival.

The Egyptian delegation, consisting of 126 young people, participated, headed by Dr. Abdullah Al-Batash, head of the delegation and Assistant Minister of Youth and Sports, and Sherif Gad, deputy head of the delegation and Secretary General of the Egyptian-Russian Friendship Society.
President Vladimir Putin participated in the opening ceremony via video conference with a speech, and hence the surprise when the youth of the world were surprised when President Putin entered the theater square to speak to them.
Putin received a very warm welcome from the youth of the world, who chanted tributes to Russia and its pioneering role in humanitarian cooperation between countries.
President Putin’s speech stated: “We are all different in many things, perhaps in religion, color, and nationality, but we must all be equal in all rights and obligations. The world must realize that equality is a right for all peoples and does not discriminate against anyone over the other.”
As stated in Putin’s speech, the world must preserve the family and family values, and we must not allow the ideas that lead to the collapse of the family to penetrate our lives, and all peoples have the right to work to preserve the family, because the family is the foundation of society. The ideas they present expose The family is at risk by imposing values ​​and customs that differ from what we inherited from our ancestors regarding the importance of the family and the importance of preserving it.
Putin stressed that Russia is a friend of all peoples and its doors are always open to you.
For his part, Dr. Abdullah Al-Batash stated that the conclusion was wonderful and innovative, as the Russian side presented a creative innovation at the closing ceremony through the high technologies used in addition to the great technical level of the teams that participated.
Sherif Gad commented that what distinguished the presence of the Egyptian delegation was the amazing interaction with many of the countries that participated in the festival, the presence of the Egyptian delegation in all activities, and the continuous presence over the course of a week, in addition to the extreme distinction of the presence of the Egyptian delegation with Egyptian flags during the opening and closing ceremonies, which attracted the attention of all the delegations that attended. I was keen to interact and support the distinguished Egyptian participation.

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