Chief of Staff
Farid made a visit to the permanent operations center in Arish city and listened to a detailed explanation of the plans and the decisions the army and police personnel are carrying out to uproot terrorism and preserve stability in North Sinai.
Chief-of-Staff of the Armed Forces Lt. Gen. Mohamed Farid attended Wednesday the main stage of a joint military drill dubbed "Saif Al Arab," - "Sword of Arabs".
Chief of Staff of Armed Forces Lieutenant General Mohamed Farid left Cairo Saturday, heading to Sudan in an official visit.
White House advisers on Sunday tried to quash speculation that President Donald Trump may seek to replace Chief of Staff John Kelly.
President Sisi met Wednesday with Egyptian Defense Minister Sobhi Sedki and Interior Minister Magdy Abdel Ghaffar, to be briefed on Sinai's security status.
The armed forces commander and Minister of Defense Sedki Sobhi stressed that the Armed Forces will remain operating as a safety valve for Egypt’s security.
French Foreign Minister praised Egypt’s efforts to fight terrorism and emphasized it has France’s full support.