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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi reacts as he delivers his speech during the closing session of Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC) in Sharm el-Sheikh, in the South Sinai governorate, south of Cairo, March 15, 2015.REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Cairo- Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi called on the media to work on creating a state of phobia against the fall of the state during the second day of the fourth National Youth Conference in Alexandria on Tuesday.

“Many countries and entities tried to make our country fail, but their attempts didn’t succeed. History will remember always the armed forces’ role in protecting their country,” Sisi added during discussions at the Youth Conference.

He praised the role played by the Egyptian army in facing attempts to destroy the Egyptian state recently.

He added that one of his presidency’s goals is to improve the Egyptian spirit, “even the Suez Canal Area Development Project targeted to improve the general spirit against failure and despair.”

Sisi said that the state is ready to finance a media project or a movie to improve patriotism among Egyptians.

“What happened during 2011 was capable of making the Egyptians fight with each other for about 50 or 60 years. It’s not only the armed forces, but other elements came together and prevented the country from falling into the unknown,” Sisi said.

In earlier statements during the conference sessions, Sisi said that the economic reform decisions were ‘inevitable’.

“These decisions were our only way to gaining back the place we deserve in the world’s map. We had to face our problems seriously in order to take further steps forward,” Sisi added.

“Given our population numbers, huge development will take place after applying all reform measures needed.”

On Monday morning, Sisi inaugurated the fourth National Youth Conference in Alexandria.

Around 1,500 youth attended the conference along with parliamentarians, heads of unions and universities, journalists, public figures and representatives of the National Council for Women and the National Council for Human Rights.