Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has lauded the armed forces on their efforts to confront terrorism and backing stability and security, urging them to “remain on alert and stick to the highest state of combat readiness given the delicate regional situation.”
Sisi chaired the meeting of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces on Wednesday in the presence of top military brass.
A statement issued by the council said that the conferees discussed the latest internal security developments amid the tense regional situation.
They also discussed the measures taken by the armed forces in securing the border, eliminating terrorism in North Sinai, and consolidating security and stability in the area.
At the onset of the meeting, Sisi gave a terse statement commemorating the 44th anniversary of Egypt’s October 6 victory over Israel, saluting the Egyptian people for their sacrifices.
"The October victory was not just a military triumph to liberate our lands, but also a victory over despair and frustration to restore dignity and peace," Sisi said.
"Our current war against terrorism requires unity to protect our beloved homeland's fate and grant a bright future for our children," he stated.
"Together, we are determined to be guided by the spirit of the October War to lead us in victory against the current enemies of life and humanity and for the prosperity and development of our nation," Sisi added.
Earlier, Sisi laid a wreath at the memorial of armed forces martyrs in Nasr city (east of Cairo) and at the graveyards of late presidents Muhammad Anwar el-Sadat and Gamal Abdel Nasser.