Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi received on Sunday a number of Egyptian citizens for an Iftar gathering at his private residence in Cairo, his office said in a statement.
El-Sisi had personally invited a number of Egyptians from the governorates of Cairo, Fayoum, Minya, Assiut, South Sinai, Beni Suef and El-Wadi El-Gedid for the gathering.
The move comes as part of the president’s efforts to meet in person with citizens to listen to their opinions and concerns, the statement said.
El-Sisi said on Twitter he was pleased to meet the group, whose thoughts reflcted "awareness of our reality and hope for our future."
"The great [Egyptian] people, with their different sects and groups, are a large Egyptian family seeking a better tomorrow with awareness and effort," he said.