In the light of yesterday’s tragic incident of the Ramses Railway Station, political figures have been sending out their condolences to President El-Sisi, expressing their deep sorrow for what had taken place.
King Salman of Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman sent out a cable of condolences, “We have learned the news about the fire that broke out in Ramses Railway Station in Cairo, and resulted in deaths and injuries,” the Saudi king said, adding: “We send your highness, the families of the deceased and people of the Republic of Egypt, on the behalf of the Saudi people and government and on our behalf, the deepest and sincerest condolences.”
Yemen’s President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi and Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman, also mourned the death of innocent victims, and a statement by the Jordanian Press Agency extended the condolences of King Abdullah II.
Pope Tawdros II of Alexandria, sent out his condolences on behalf of the Orthodox Church, “We pray for families of the victims that may god bless their souls and grant the injured full recovery,” an official statement from the church said.
It’s fair to say that the whole country is mourning the horrific deaths of all those innocent people, and everyone is now sending out messages to donate to those who were injured; in the hope for their quick recovery.
President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi said that he has issued order for the government to shift all attention to the incident, and identify whoever is responsible for it. He also added that the injured are provided with the medical help needed, and hopefully will recover soon.
El-Sisi Returns Home Following His Participation in UNGA
President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi returned to Cairo this morning following his participation in the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.
Earlier today, Bassam Rady the presidential spokesman posted several pictures of the president upon his arrival to the airport and being greeted by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, the Defense Minister General Mohamed Zaki, the Speaker of the House of Representatives Ali Abdel-Aal, and the Interior Minister Mahmoud Tawfik, alongside other senior officials.
Pictures also show a number of citizens who were present in the airport and gathered to welcome back El-Sisi to his homeland.
During the President’s visit to the U.S., a number of meetings were held with his counterparts and UN officials in order to discuss means of developing cooperation between the two countries, in addition to tackling issues of common interest.
Egypt to Establish Fourth Terminal at Cairo International Airport
The Egyptian government announced its plan on building a fourth terminal at Cairo International Airport after reaching an estimated capacity of 75% this year.
The Cairo Airport Company, the operating organization of the airport, has already drawn up the needed studies to build the terminal which hopes to increase the capacity and reduce the traffic on the other three terminals, chair Ahmed Fawzy said in a statement on Friday.
Besides the new terminal, Fawzy revealed a series of development projects that will take place as well, including an upgrade to Terminal 1 and updates to the airport’s baggage handling system.
National Youth Conference Celebrates the Achievements of Egyptian Youth
The opening session of the 8th National Youth Conference which was held yesterday celebrated Egypt’s African Games champions who returned back with medals they won in the tournament.
Attendees also celebrated the junior handball team for wining the world championship. The session also reviewed a number of achievements done by the Egyptian youths in different fields including science, sports, economy, and energy among other sectors.
The eighth National Youth Conference kicked off Saturday and took place at New Cairo’s Al Manara International Conference Center, according to Parliament Member Saad al-Gammal, “The 8th edition of the National Youth Conference has presented a solid platform of communication between the president and all the citizens.”
The conference was attended by around 1,600 participants, the majority are of young adults, in addition to members of the Presidential Leadership Program (PLP), university students, young politicians, young engineers working in national projects, young physicians, and young businessmen.
The one-day conference was inaugurated by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and consisted of three sessions, the first one discussed the local and regional efforts in fighting off terrorism, while the second one discussed the impact of spreading rumors and incorrect information on the state, the third and final session entitled ‘ Ask the President’ was dedicated to answering questions sent by citizens via online platform.
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