In a panel discussion made up of myself and :
-HE. Eng. Abdel Hakim Abdel Nasser (Son of HE. Gamal Abdel Nasser,1st PM of Egypt )
-HE Miroslav Sestovic ( Ambassador of Serbia to the Arab Republic of Egypt )
I did stress on the principles on which the “initiative of five” made up of leaders of Egypt, Ghana,Yugoslavia,Indonesia and India came up to form the Non Alignment Movement in 1961 as an organization who do not want to be officially aligned with or against any major power bloc (group of countries).
The ideologies of speaking and acting in the interests of their people and working on the principles of:
1.Independence and Sovereignty
The Non Alignment Movement have grown in 120 member countries in its 62 years of existence.
Given the challenges that we are faced today in our countries and across the world, there is the need for need for young people to rise up and work together using the principles of NAM to better the fortunes of our communities.
As the founder of Food for All Africa and a youth,I believe my work must inspire and contribute to pushing our world out of food insecurity,wastage and poverty.
As youth, we are the bridge between our past, present and the future. We are going to be the storytellers of our history to the future generation and we must play our part.
During the panel discussion, we also discussed the importance of promoting economic cooperation and development among NAM member countries. HE Miroslav Sestovic emphasized the need for increased trade and investment between Serbia and Egypt, while HE Lutfi Rauf highlighted Indonesia’s efforts to strengthen economic ties with Egypt through various initiatives.
HE. Eng. Abdel Hakim Abdel Nasser shared his father’s vision for NAM as a platform for promoting peace and cooperation among nations, and stressed the importance of upholding the principles of independence and sovereignty in today’s globalized world.
As young people, we have a responsibility to carry forward the legacy of NAM and work towards a more just and equitable world. By promoting sustainable development, social justice, and human rights, we can build a better future for ourselves and future generations.