Egypt Seeks to Learn from China's Expertise in Sports Economy: Minister

Published November 6th, 2018 - 07:50 GMT
Ashraf Sobhy (Photo:
Ashraf Sobhy (Photo:

Egypt seeks to learn from the Chinese expertise in various fields related to youth and sports, said Egyptian Youth and Sports Minister Ashraf Sobhy in a recent interview with Xinhua.

"As a minister of youth and sports, I would say that Egypt is very interested in the greatly advanced Chinese experience, particularly in the field of sports and sports economy," Sobhy told Xinhua on the sidelines of the ongoing World Youth Forum.

The forum was held in the Red Sea resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh from Nov. 3-6 with the participation of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi.

The Egyptian minister said that he is working on cooperating with China to learn from the Chinese experience in organizing the Olympic Games that Egypt is preparing to apply to host.

China's capital Beijing hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics and is scheduled to host the Winter Olympics in 2022.

According to Egyptian local reports, Egypt studies to apply to host the 2032 Olympic Games and the country is working hard to complete the required infrastructure before applying.

"What distinguishes China is that the Chinese pay great attention to the same issues of concern with the Egyptian youth," said Sobhy.

He pointed out that China has several programs and visions that Egypt can learn from, including those related to poverty reduction, business development, business leadership and the development of youth life skills.

Source: Xinhua

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