Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on Wednesday jokingly criticized the dominance of cooking shows in Egyptian media, calling for diversity.
“This culture needs to be changed…. Do we need someone to teach us how to eat,” Sisi continued with a laugh.
In his word, during the inauguration of a number of “Digital Egypt” projects, via video conference, Sisi stressed the importance of spreading modern technological knowledge, praising the television program “Al-Abakera” (The Geniuses) which includes competitions between universities in public information.
In addition, the President urged the media to pay more attention to programs that showcase young talents in the field of information technology (IT).
He also stressed the need to find and develop ideas to increase the income, income and wealth of citizens and the homeland, away from traditional methods which are now insufficient.
On Wednesday, Sisi attended the inauguration of a number of “Digital Egypt” projects, which are affiliated with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, at the El-Manara International Conference Center in the Fifth Colony.
The projects include the Digital Egypt Platform, which will provide electronic services to all.
El-Sissi said the launch of the platform stems from the need to establish a modern, contemporary and digital state.
It is also in line with Egypt’s Vision 2030 and the country’s strategy to achieve digital transformation.