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Tantawi gives 23 July Revolution commemoration speech

The head of the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces in a televised speech Saturday marked the anniversary of the July 1952 Revolution, adding comments on Egypt's current situation

Ahram Online , Saturday 23 Jul 2011
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On the anniversary of the 23 July 1952 Revolution, Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, head of the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) since the January 25 Revolution ousted the regime of Hosni Mubarak, recalled the repercussions of the historic event and its imapct on the national and regional levels.

Tantawi also made statements relating to Egypt’s current domestic situation, as well as its foreign policy priorities. Tantawi underlined the importance of preserving Egypt’s national security, noting that Egypt’s military power is being constantly upgraded to fully serve that purpose.

Tantawi stated that Egypt’s relations with the Arab world, the Nile Basin countries, as well as the Middle East peace process, are of special importance to Egypt’s foreign relations agenda.

Tantawi called on Egyptians to join together in efforts in navigate through the current phase Egypt is experiencing.

The recorded speech was broadcast Saturday on State TV.

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