FILE - U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during the U.N. General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
CAIRO – 23 July 2019: US President Donald Trump congratulated Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on the 67th anniversary of the July 23 revolution, which abolished the monarchy in Egypt and established a republic instead.
"On behalf of the American people, I send our most sincere greetings and congratulations on this anniversary of your national day, July 23," President Trump said, according to a statement issued by the US Embassy in Egypt.
"For decades, the United States and Egypt have enjoyed a strong partnership, rooted in our shared hope for a more peaceful, secure, and successful region. The United States values our close cooperation on counterterrorism and security, and seeks to deepen our partnership on inclusive economic growth and greater educational and cultural ties."
"I extend Egyptians my warmest wishes for a productive and prosperous future. We look forward to continued engagement, deepened friendship, and expanded cooperation in the coming year."
The Egyptian July 23 Revolution took place on July 23, 1952 by the Free Officers Movement, a group of army officers led by Mohammed Naguib and Gamal Abdel Nasser. The coup aimed at overthrowing King Farouk’s regime.
The movement had more political ambitions, and quickly moved to abolish the constitutional monarchy and aristocracy of Egypt and Sudan, aiming to establish a republic, end the British occupation of the country, and securing the independence of Sudan.