Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi called on the army and police on Saturday to maintain utmost cautiousness, vigilance, and combat readiness during a meeting with the Supreme Council of Armed Forces.
In an official statement, Egyptian Presidency spokesman Bassam Rady said El-Sisi, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, chaired the meeting in the attendance of Minister of Defense Mohamed Zaki and the army’s Chief of Staff Mohamed Farid, as well as other members of the council.
According to Rady, the meeting discussed the security conditions nationwide, with a revision on security measures and plans executed by the armed forces to track and arrest terrorists, who target the security of citizens and aim to shake the stability of the country, especially in North Sinai.
Since February, the Egyptian armed forces have been conducting an extensive anti-terrorism campaign titled Operation Sinai 2018 to implement the plan of comprehensive confrontation of terrorist and criminal elements and organisations in north and middle Sinai and other areas in the Nile Delta and the desert areas west of the Nile valley.
El-Sisi praised the armed forces role in combating terrorist and criminal operations in the country in cooperation with the police, hailing their sacrifices for the country’s safety and security.
The Egyptian president called on both police and army to continue undertaking necessary measures to secure vital facilities and state institutions nationwide; ensuring the safety of the country and foiling terrorist groups’ attempts to threaten the safety of citizens.