President Sisi: 1973 War remains proof of Egyptians’ steadfastness, adherence to sovereignty



Thu, 06 Oct 2022 - 09:56 GMT


Thu, 06 Oct 2022 - 09:56 GMT

CAIRO – 6 October 2022: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi said the Sixth of October 1973 War will remain a “proof of the will and steadfastness of the Egyptians and their adherence to the sovereignty and dignity of the nation.”

In a Facebook post on the 49th anniversary of the October War, Sisi saluted the Egyptian people, the valiant armed forces, and the righteous martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the nation.

“The glorious October War will remain a turning point in our contemporary history, in which our armed forces restored the nation's honor and pride and erased the stain of occupation from its lands,” Sisi said.

The president also saluted the soul of late President Anwar El-Sadat, the hero of war and peace, who fought the 1973 War with confidence in God and his people to achieve a great victory.

In an address to the nation earlier this week to mark the war anniversary, Sisi has reiterated appreciation for Sadat for taking with “heroic courage” the peace decision after the 1973 victory against Israel.

“The peace decision [of Sadat] turned the pages of the past and opened future horizons for the entire region,” Sisi said as he attended a cultural symposium to mark the 49th anniversary of the Sixth of October War.

Sisi saluted the soul of the heroic martyr Sadat, calling him “the hero of war and peace who courageously made the [canal] crossing decision despite the specter of defeat that was haunting everyone.”

President Sisi hailed the October War in 1973 “the day of pride and dignity, in which the Egyptian Army defied the impossible”.

The 1973 victory is an immortal day in the conscience of the Egyptians as well as the entire Arab world and peace-loving peoples, Sisi affirmed.

He added that Egypt did not fight the 1973 War just to defend its land but also to achieve peace. “This is a matter that it succeeded in and has maintained”.

President Sisi said he firmly believe that change cannot be made by words, slogans or wishes, but rather by a long-term comprehensive vision, scientific planning, securing elements of success, and diligent work.

Egypt has been engaged in the battle of construction and development for years to change our reality in a true and sustainable way and cross to the New Republic, which we aim for for a better future, Sisi said.

“We will achieve the miracle of safe and steady crossing to the New Republic that aims to fulfill the aspirations of this and the next generations, achieve progress, ensure capabilities in all fields, and achieve a modern state where Egyptians enjoy decent living standards,” the president added.

Sisi said the state is trying as much as it can to overcome the global economic crisis, which everyone on the planet is suffering from, with sincere effort and diligent work for the sake of the homeland.

The president, however, warned against “forces of evil that possess all meanings of wickedness and hatred,” saying they spread lies and slanders to cause citizens to lose confidence and undermine their morale.

In address to citizens Sisi said “the eye of history is watching you ... Write new history of glory for yourselves that causes you to rise to a noble position that suits Egypt’s immortal name.”

“Continue establishing the "New Republic" and the new future and reality that we all aspire for,” he added.



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