President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi attends the graduation ceremony of military academies on July 22, 2018 - Press Photo/courtesy by The Presidency
CAIRO - 22 July 2018: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi attended on Sunday the graduation ceremony of military academies at the headquarters of the Egyptian Military Academy in Cairo. The graduates were students at the Military Academy, the Air Academy, the Naval Academy, the Military Technical College, and the Technical Institute for Military Forces.
Graduates performed part of the exercises and training they received while studying. Later, the military band performed national songs. The parades were concluded by a salute for the martyrs.
The president pinned medals upon the chests of top students before a documentary on iconic military leaders was played. The graduates took the oath of enlistment.
The Director of the Military Academy Gamal Abou Ismail highlighted in his speech that the students received the best and most modern training encouraging them to deploy all efforts needed to accomplish their duties and protect the country.
As Monday marks the 66th anniversary of July 23 Revolution that ended the monarchy in 1952, the president praised the historic incident in ending the foreign control, and recovering the Egyptian's rule of themselves.
He added that the revolution changed the power balance worldwide, and established social justice greeting late presidents Gamal Abdel Naser, Anwar Al Sadat, and Mohamed Naguib.
Sisi stressed the Egyptian people for their high sense of belonging, and perseverance amid attempts to crumble the Arab states. He warned against false news and calls that inherently aim at the collapse of the Egyptian state.
The president explained that the authorities had to face the people with the roots of different problems so they would understand the reforms and measures targeting development.
Sisi stipulated that the relationship between the people and the army will remain at a high level of respect and strength.
The president addressed the graduates indicating the importance of frequently developing their skills. He indicated his confidence that all social segments of the people would work hard to boost Egypt's potential in all fields.
The ceremony marked the presence of former Defense Minister Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawy, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel Aal, Pope Tawadros of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, and military leaders.
On Saturday, the president attended the graduation ceremony of the Police Academy students.
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