Sisi heads meeting with Supreme Council of Armed Forces
CAIRO - 5 October 2020: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met with the Supreme Council of Armed Forces Monday to discuss concerted counterterrorism efforts with other state institutions and protecting the pillars of national security on all strategic levels.
Earlier, Sisi laid a wreath offlowers at the Uknown Soldier Memorial and late Presidents Anwar Sadat and Gamal Abdel Nasser on the occassion of the 47th anniverssary of 6 October war, where Egypt waged a war to recover the Sinai Peninsula from a six-year Israeli occupation.
As the situation in neighboring Libya is uncertain, in addition to Turkish ambitions in the oil-rich country that also happens to share a 1.115-kilometer border with Egypt, the Egyptian military has conducted numerous drills and joint maneuvers in the north-western part of the country and on the Mediterranean.
In July, the Egyptian navy executed joint military drills with its French counterpart in the sea. Earlier in the same month, the main branches of the Egyptian Armed Forces on Thursday carried out the “Hasm 2020” maneuver on the Western strategic direction, including a training for the Air Force to face mercenaries of irregular armies and target their hotbeds.
In November 2019, the Egyptian military launched a set of military exercises with Greece and Cyprus.