President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi delivering a speech in a ceremony held to celebrate Day of Science. August 18, 2019. TV screenshot President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi delivering a speech in a ceremony held to celebrate Day of Science. August 18, 2019. TV screenshot

Sisi honors scientists, scholars on Science Day

Sun, Aug. 18, 2019
CAIRO – 18 August 2019: Celebrating the Science Day, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi honored a number of Egyptian scientists and researchers on Sunday, affirming that education and science will remain on the state’s top priorities.

“The education, scientific research and innovation have and will remain priorities for the state, that has launched several initiatives in this regard, such as the Knowledge Bank,” President Sisi said in his speech at the ceremony held at Al-Manara International Convention Center.

Sisi highlighted that the country has been giving more attention toEgyptians, saying “despite all the misfortunes Egypt has faced, the Egyptian civilization remains inspirational.” and then was the announcement of 2019 as the year of science.”

“Time has come for the Egyptian economy to rely on science and knowledge,” President Sisi added, affirming that the government is providing universities all over the country with the required equipment in this regard.

During the ceremony, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abd El-Ghaffar presented the shield of "Science Day" to President Sisi.

Day of Science has been celebrated since 1944 when King Farouk I delivered the first speech to honor scientists, writers and artists. Late President Gamal Abdel Nasser designated December 21 to celebrate that day which also marks the anniversary of the inauguration of Cairo University.


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