Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi commemorated the 37th anniversary of the Sinai Liberation Day by laying a wreath at the Memorial of the Unknown Soldier in Nasr City, Cairo on Wednesday.
The president also paid his respects at the tomb of late Egyptian President Anwar El-Sadat, who led the 1973 October War for the liberation of Sinai from Israeli occupation.
President El-Sisi was received at the memorial by Minister of Defence Sedki Sobhy, Armed Forces Chief-of-Staff Mohamed Farid and a number of military commanders.
El-Sisi later on Wednesday headed to the Chinese capital Beijing at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping to attend the 'Belt and Road' summit, which is being attending by a number of heads of state, a statement by Egypt's presidential spokesperson said.
On 25 April, Egypt celebrates the completion of the withdrawal of all Israeli military forces from the Sinai Peninsula in 1982, following the 1979 Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty.
Sinai Liberation Day is an official holiday in Egypt.