Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi underlined the “great achievement” in eliminating terrorism across the country.
He said Egypt’s ultimate goal is to preserve its survival, maintain security and provide safety for citizens.
Sisi was speaking during the 70th Police Day celebrations at the Police Academy in New Cairo, which coincided with the 11th anniversary of the January Revolution that ousted former President Hosni Mubarak.
Police Day marks the anniversary of the Ismailiyah Battle in 1952 when Egyptian police officers refused to hand over their weapons to the British occupation and evacuate the Ismailiyah governorate building.
Sisi said the “glorious” battle embodies police heroism and the values of sacrifice, redemption and courage in defense of the homeland.
He saluted the police martyrs and their families and hailed their sacrifices to ensure 100 million citizens could live in peace, security and progress.
He praised the national role played by police officers and the armed forces to maintain security and stability across the country and achieve the aspired comprehensive development.
The January 25 Revolution was a revolt led by devoted youth who were looking forward to a better future and reality, he declared.
What has been achieved at the economic and security levels is just a step on the path to build the future, he stressed.
Sisi added that the leadership seeks to consolidate the foundations of the country’s stability and build the new republic that preserves the dignity of the Egyptians and provides them with the best living conditions.