Buzz

Egypt’s President Sisi Participates in Youth Marathon in Sharm El-Sheikh

Egypt’s President Sisi Participates in Youth Marathon in Sharm El-Sheikh

sisi marathon sharm

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi participated in a marathon on Tuesday alongside 3,000 of Egypt’s youth in Sharm El Sheikh, where the first annual National Youth Conference is currently underway.

The marathon, according to the president, serves as a “message of peace to the world from the land of peace and prophets.”

“This is a message that we are directing at the whole world, that in Egypt, Egyptians are seeking to achieve peace and security and stability,” Sisi said at the end of the marathon. “We say to the whole world that it’s very important to be careful of peace and to combat and reject the violence and terrorism that destroy and harm the entire world.”

Two years ago, Sisi was photographed while participating in a 20km cycling marathon alongside then-prime minister Ibrahim Mahlab and a number of members of the Egyptian cabinet. The president said at the time that the objective of the marathon was “not just to promote exercising and activities, but to symbolize unity; our unity as a nation.”

Watch: 'This is Egypt' Tourism Campaign Releases New Promotional Video
UK Architecture Firm to Design Cairo's New 'Science City'

Subscribe to our newsletter


Buzz

More in Buzz

Female Photojournalist Becomes First Egyptian to Win World Press Photo Award

Egyptian StreetsApril 17, 2018

President El-Sisi Deems the Arab Region to be Facing ‘Serious Crisis’

Egyptian StreetsApril 17, 2018

King Tut Set to be the Egyptian Museum’s Newest Tour Guide

Egyptian StreetsApril 16, 2018

Mo Salah Now Highest Scoring African Player in English Premier League

Egyptian StreetsApril 15, 2018

Free Entry to Monuments, Museums, Sites on World Heritage Day

Egyptian StreetsApril 15, 2018

Mo Salah Lanterns Prepare to Light Up Ramadan

Victoria WoodsApril 15, 2018

Egyptian Athlete Cycles to Russia to Support Egypt, FIFA Wishes him Luck

Egyptian StreetsApril 10, 2018

Google Remembers Egypt’s Omar Sharif with a Doodle

Egyptian StreetsApril 10, 2018
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.