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Egypt's Sisi meets with new Military Academy students on Sunday

Ahead of his four-day visit to Vienna, Egyptian President Sisi meets with newly enrolled students at the Military Academy

Ahram Online, Sunday 16 Dec 2018
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Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi giving a speech at military academy on 16 December 2018 (Photo: Al-Ahram)
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met early on Sunday with new Military Academy students in a video released by El-Sisi's spokesperson.

During his visit at dawn, El-Sisi gave a short speech to newly enrolled students at the Military Academy, urging them to train, work and study hard for the sake of their country.

"I was keen to come and meet you all at the beginning of your enrollment to stress that here at the Military Academy is where men are trained to serve their nation," El-Sisi said.

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El-Sisi started his speech by encouraging the new students and preparing them for their new life at the Academy.

"For the new students, I want you to have a strong will and resilience… I also want you to take this period of your life as a test… life and the system here are different from your usual life," El-Sisi said.

The Egyptian president also stressed that "with God's blessings and with the sacrifices of military and police personnel, Egypt is safe and protected" because military and police are always ready to sacrifice their "souls and blood" for their country.

El-Sisi was accompanied by the Egyptian Defence Minister Mohamed Zaki as well as a number of military officials during his visit.

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Near the end of his speech, El-Sisi warned the new students of mechanisms and systems that have lately been aiming to destroy the state.

He called on them to study these mechanisms as national security will be the main pillar of their duty.

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