Crossing of Suez Canal in 1973 an epic tale of heroism: Sisi on 10th of Ramadan anniversary

Ahram Online , Tuesday 19 Mar 2024

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi celebrated the anniversary of the 10th of Ramadan victory, when Egyptian Armed Forces crossed the Suez Canal on 6 October 1973, by calling it an epic tale of heroism, sacrifice, and redemption, according to the Egyptian presidency.

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi attends the annual Iftar ceremony on the anniversary of the 10th of Ramadan victory in Cairo, 19 March 2024. Photo: Egyptian Presidency


El-Sisi's remarks came during an annual Iftar ceremony held by the Armed Forces to mark the occasion.

The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Speaker of the House of Representatives Hanafy El-Gebaly, Speaker of the Senate Abdel-Wahab Abdel-Razeq, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed El-Tayyeb, Head of Coptic Orthodox Church Pope Tawadros II, Minister of Defence Mohamed Zaki, and Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Osama Askar.

During the ceremony, El-Sisi honoured and acknowledged the nation's valiant martyrs who gave their lives defending the country, emphasizing that the state will forever remember these martyrs who paved the way for development and progress with their blood.

He further underscored the gratitude of the Egyptian people for the endeavours and sacrifices of the Armed Forces in safeguarding Egypt and upholding its values.

Moreover, he commended the Armed Forces for their cooperation in developing the country and providing a decent life for its citizens, and for protecting the country’s national security.

While the state celebrates the anniversary of the 1973 war on both the Hijri and Gregorian calendars, only the Gregorian anniversary is designated a national holiday.

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