President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi said that the growth rate reached 5.4% in the current period. He added that such high growth rates weren’t expected، even if the growth rate targeted in 2022 is 7% or 8%.
He hoped that Egypt would achieve a growth rate reaching 5.5% or 5.6% at the end of current fiscal year.
During his word in the second session of the fifth National Youth Conference، which is currently being held in Cairo، Al-Sisi urged politicians، the media، and citizens to discuss the issue of the booming population of Egypt، now at 100 million، saying the state has failed over decades to convince people to reduce the birthrate.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi arrived Wednesday at the headquarters of the National Youth Conference in Cairo، where he launches the fifth edition of the periodical forum، according to informed sources.
The last National Youth Conference، sponsored by the presidency،was held on July 24 and 25 in Alexandria، and addressed top national issues in attendance of President Sisi. Around 1،300 youth attended the conference، along with parliament members، heads of unions and universities، journalists، public figures، and representatives of the National Council for Women and the National Council for Human Rights.
He emphasized that responsibility towards a child is not just feeding it، and that the requirements of education، healthcare، and jobs have completely changed and become expensive.