Speaking from Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt where he is participating in the International Youth Forum at the invitation of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Prime Minister Najib Mikati said that Lebanon is currently going through a difficult situation, also noting the degradation of social and economic conditions which push many Lebanese to leave their country.

The Prime Minister recalled that his previous government had adopted a document on youth whose main objectives were to promote education, specialization, economic empowerment, skills development and active citizenship.

He admitted, however, that the COVID19 epidemic has had a hard impact on young people. “the importance of the well-being and mental health of young people in responding to COVID-19 and recovering from the epidemic”, a crisis which has been added to the already financial, economic and social crises already present. An action plan is currently being developed to respond to this.

Najib Mikati reiterated his call for the organization of legislative elections on time, ” an opportunity for the youth of Lebanon to speak their word and determine their options in accordance with their vision to engage in the national workshop of desired rescue

The Prime Minister also calls on them not to consider emigration as the only solution for their future.

Beirut, capital of Arab youth

In addition, the Lebanese capital was chosen this year as the capital of Arab youth. On this occasion, the Prime Minister indicates that the Lebanese authorities will spare “no effort to participate effectively in the common Arab action aimed at ensuring the security, stability and sustainable development of our young people by adopting and implementing the strategy. appropriate for the youth policy document “.

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