CAIRO – 25 October 2023: “Throughout history, Egypt never seized lands beyond its borders...When you have power, you should not use it in a tyrannical way...Beware of anger and excessive enthusiasm, they can lure you into making hasty decisions and regret...The power must be for self-defense merely,” President Abdel Fatah Sisi said Wednesday.
The president's statements came during his attendance of the “War Inspection Lining” of the 4th Armor Division in Suez. The chief of state witnessed the display of vehicles, equipment, and arms used in the 6th of October War 1973, including those used in the destruction of Bar Lev Line, a series of fortifications established by the Israelis on the western bank of the Suez Canal in Sinai Peninsula.
The military parade also included the display of recently-purchased arms used by land, air defense and naval forces. Further, the F-16, Rafale, MIG-29, Apache, CAMO, and Chinook jets carred out an air show attended.
In his speech, Commander of the Third Field Army Major-General Sherif al-Arayshy stipulated readiness to accomplish any mission aimed at maintaining the country’s national security, noting that the army is currently stronger than ever.
President Sisi greeted the Egyptian Armed Forces on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the 6th of October Victory, saying that “the 6th of October War was a transition from despair to hope, from defeat to victory, from to frustration to aspiration.”
Speaking of the Gaza crisis, the president stated that “Egypt is in the process of brokering a ceasefire,” and accomplishing solutions to the lack of electricity, and many other utilities in Gaza Strip. He equally stressed the importance of the two-state solution as a long-term solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict
“Always have faith. Faith entails integrity, honor, and fidelity,” President Sisi addressing the Egyptian people.
In the past days, around 200 trucks carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza Strip were waiting to enter through Rafah Border Crossing between Egypt and Gaza Strip. Of those, 55 trucks entered on Saturday (20 trucks, Sunday (14 trucks), and Monday (21 trucks), as announced by the Egyptian Red Crescent. The Egyptian civil society is contributing by 2,000 tons, while other countries, delivering through Egypt, have provided around 200 tons.