CAIRO, Oct 1 (Aswat Masriya) – Egypt's president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Wednesday that the purpose for his visit to the United States last week was to "present to the world the new Egypt, with its people and its aspiration."
During a ceremony celebrating the 1973 October War, Sisi said he reflected during his visit to the U.S. on Egypt's future and the roadmap to that future, as well as the threats facing the region.
"I can't work against the people's will or the public opinion, and neither could anybody," Sisi said. "We can't take any decision unless Egyptians are in consensus over it."
The president stressed the importance of enhancing the youth's role in the coming period. He called on politicians to "resort" to the youth.
During a speech he delivered from Cairo University, Sisi announced on Sunday that 50 percent of the seats at the presidency's specialised councils will be allocated for the youth.
Sisi embarked on a trip to the U.S. early last week, his first since he was elected president in June. Sisi addressed the General Assembly's 69th session last Wednesday, delivering a speech as Egypt's representative. He also met with U.S. President Barack Obama, when both presidents discussed ongoing regional crises.
Discussing his visit to the UN, Sisi said on Wednesday that he stressed to the whole world that "nobody can do anything without having the people and the public opinion's support."