“Gamal Abdel Nasser and Africa” at the roundtable held within the framework of Nasser Fellowship
Monday, June 10, 2019
 “Gamal Abdel Nasser and Africa” at the roundtable held within the framework of Nasser Fellowship

Source: Ministry of Youth

"Gamal Abdel Nasser and Africa", at the roundtable held within the framework of the first day of the Nasser Fellowship for African Leadership, Dr. Sayed Fleifel, president of the Parliamentary African Committee and former dean of the Faculty of African Post Graduate Studies, affirmed that the ancient Egyptian civilization was a cultural window open to all peoples of African countries, which reflected the origins of African civilization, stressing that Egypt is the capital of the African culture and that it is linked to Africa by a common destiny, as well as relationships and a long history, adding that the city of Aswan includes half of the monuments of the world.

This is addressed in a session on Gamal Abdel Nasser and Africa, held within the framework of the first day of the Fellowship, launched by the Ministry (the African Youth Bureau and the Central Administration of the Parliament and Civic Education) under the auspices of Dr. Moustafa Madbouli, President of the Cabinet of Ministers, in cooperation with the Pan-African Youth Union, from 8 to 22 June 2019, at the Center for Civic Education, El Gezira.

Mr. Fleifel recounted one of the stories proving the intelligence of President Gamal Abdel Nasser and his support for African sister countries at the time of their crises, noting that Nasser has resorted to tricks to prevent the intervention of the West, as well as of its control over the African peoples, calling for the need to read the history of what Africa has done against occupation through the ages to become acquainted with African culture.

Fleifel praised the African Parliament, representing a true African summit, for its decision to ban the export of minerals, making Africa an industrial and agricultural continent in the process of development and renaissance, highlighting the need to attach importance to  comprehensive African research in the fields of industry, trade and agriculture, to build and develop the African continent at all levels.  He also explained that the late leader Gamal Abdel Nasser reflected the image of the African Society and that Africa had committed under the regime of the late President Gamal Abdel Nasser to defend the rights of the Palestinian people, highlighting his leading role in liberation movements and the African renaissance, indicating the role of his politics to reach the heart of Africa. He also called on young Africans to intensify their efforts to build Africa as they are the decision-makers and leaders of the future.

Ms. Dina Fouad, Head of the Central Administration of the Parliament and Civic Education, for her part, explained that the "Nasser Fellowship for African Leadership” aimed to popularize the authentic Egyptian experience in national institution-building and to create a new generation of young African transformational leaders with a vision that aligns with the Egyptian presidency of the African Union in serving the goals of African unity through integration, training, capacity building, the development of strategic visions, as well as organizing meetings for the most influential young leaders at the continental level, underlining the keenness of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, under the chairmanship of Dr. Ashraf Sobhi, to play its mandated role in strengthening the role of African youth through providing them with all forms of support, rehabilitation and training, as well as empowering them in leadership positions and benefiting from their abilities and ideas.