Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi honored the children of martyr army and police forces, who were killed on duty while defending Egypt against terrorist organizations such as ISIS.
Egypt’s Interior Minister Mahmoud Tawfik has pledged a few days ago to work towards deterring all ‘terrorist elements’ and consolidate national security stability.
Attending the ceremony, Sisi saw the graduation of a new batch of police college recruits. Egypt has not and will not forget its martyrs, he said.
In a remarkable scene during the ceremony, May, the daughter of the police chief Malik Mehran who was killed by terrorists while on duty in 2013, said that her father left them with great pride in his sacrifice for Egypt.
She also cited that her brother has reshaped his life to walk in his father’s footsteps and join the national security apparatuses.
At the ceremony, graduating Police Academy students performed displays of fitness, martial arts and military combat.
Interior Minister Tawfik said that Egyptian security will remain determined to achieve the hopes and aspirations of a safer Egypt and work towards lowering crime rates.
He pointed out that “the police has taken important steps in the face of criminal and terrorist activity and is fully aware of the gravity of threats facing the homeland and the importance of developing equipment and human potential to keep pace with ground achievements.”
The latest batch of graduates of the Police Academy includes 1,281 police college students, 45 of which are Palestinian nationals. The overall success rate stood at 92.7%.
At least 16 officers are of Iraqi and Palestinian origins.
The ceremony was attended by a number of senior incumbent and former state figures, including former Interim President Adly Mansour and former Defense Minister Marshal Hussein Tantawi.