Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi performed Friday prayers along with a number top religious, government, and military officials at Moushir Tantawy Mosque in New Cairo to commemorate the 46th anniversary of the victory of the armed forces in the 6 October 1973 war, which fell that year the 10th of the holy month of Ramadan according to the Islamic Hijri calendar.
The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed El-Tayyeb and the Minister of Religious endowments Mokhtar Gomaa were among top officials who joined the president at the prayers.
Following the prayers, President El-Sisi held a meeting with top commanders of the country's armed forces to congratulate them on the anniversary of the 10th of Ramadan victory.
The meeting was attended by Minister of Defence Mohamed Zaki , Armed Forces Chief of Staff Mohamed Farid, as well as top armed forces commanders.
During the meeting, President El-Sisi paid tribute to the memory and sacrifices of the martyrs of the armed forces, who paid their souls to defend the homeland and pave the way for development, according to a video statement released by the Egyptian presidency.
El-Sisi stressed that the Egyptian armed forces and the police are the two wings of stability for the Egyptian nation, the statement added.
The President also expressed the appreciation of the Egyptian people to the role of the army and the police in preserving Egypt’s national security, and their sanctities in combatting terrorism, and their contribution to nationwide developments projects.