Afghan youths will join over 120,000 people from over 150 countries in Russia’s Sochi city for cultural exchange and discussing a range of topics.
Afghan Youths To Attend Int’l Festival In Russia
At least 127 Afghan youths and government officials will participate at the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students in Russia on October 14, the Russian Embassy in Kabul said.
The Afghan youths will meet with the representatives of more than 150 countries and also will attend many cultural programs.
Alexander Mantitsky, Russian Ambassador in Kabul, said the festival is a chance for cultural exchange and peace building.
“The main aim of this festival is to create trust between different nations, cultures and religions and to promote peace and justice,” said Mantitsky.
Meanwhile, Sayed Aqa Hussain Fazel Sancharaki, deputy minister of information and culture for publication, appreciated the Afghan youth’s achievements in the past 16 years.
“After the fall of the Taliban regime, the Afghan youth moved forward and brought big changes,” he said.
Zahra Yusufi, an adviser to the First Lady Rula Ghani, said the revival and maintenance of Afghanistan’s culture requires collective cooperation by all Afghans.
“We should introduce the original history of Afghanistan to the youth. We should learn from knowledge of the youth and they should learn from our experiences,” Yusufi said.
The Afghan youths who will attend the festival in Russia said they see this as a big chance to introduce the real culture and history of Afghanistan to the world.
“We together will represent the country in a better way,” said Nisar Ahmad Bahawi, an athlete and civil society activist.
The 19th World Festival of Youth and Students will be attended by 120,000 youths from 150 countries and will be held from 14 to 22 of October in Sochi city in Russia.