Senior state officials, including Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Minister of Defence and Military Production Mohamed Zaki, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Osama Askar, and Minister of Interior Mahmoud Tawfik attended the annual ceremony with President El-Sisi.
The ceremony was attended by Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed El-Tayyeb and Head of the Coptic Orthodox Church Pope Tawadros II, and a number of army commanders and family members of the two late presidents.
President El-Sisi, the supreme commander of the Armed Forces, also chaired a meeting of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, where he extended greetings to Egyptian people and Armed Forces personnel.
During the meeting, El-Sisi also saluted the members of the Armed Forces who had been martyred in duty, stressing that the Egyptian people appreciate the army’s role in preserving the nation’s security and territorial integrity.
This year, 550 events will be held in Cairo and other Egyptian governorates to commemorate the anniversary of Egypt’s historic victory over Israel that led to the liberation of Sinai from Israeli occupation.
Military museums have opened their doors to the public for free from 1 to 6 October, including the October War Panorama in Nasr City, along with the three military museums located at Al-Alamein, Port Said, and Saladin Citadel.
The Cabinet declared that public and private sector employees will have a paid holiday on Thursday, 5 October to celebrate the anniversary.