Sisi performs Friday prayers to mark 50th anniversary of 10th of Ramadan war victory

Ahram Online , Friday 31 Mar 2023

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi performed Friday prayers alongside high ranking state and military officials at El-Moshir Tantawy Mosque in New Cairo to mark the 6th of October 1973 war victory, which occurred on the 10th of Ramadan on the Islamic Hijri Calendar.

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi attending Friday sermon at Hussein Tantawi Mosque in New Cairo


The Friday prayers were attended by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Minister of Defense and Military Production General Mohamed Zaki, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Lieutenant General Osama Askar as well as Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed El-Tayyeb and Grand Mufti of Egypt Shawki Allam.

Also in attendance were Minister of Interior Mahmoud Tawfik, Minister of Justice Mohamed Abdel-Rahim, Minister of Local Development Hisham Amna, Minister of Military Production Mohamed Salah El-Din, Minister of Religious Endowments Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa and Cairo Governor Khaled Abdel-Aal.

Doctor El-Shahat El-Sayed Azazi delivered the Friday sermon.

Following the prayer, President El-Sisi held a meeting with the commanders of the Armed Forces in which he asserted that the Egyptian people highly appreciate all the efforts and sacrifices made by the Armed Forces to defend the security and safety of the homeland.

El-Sisi also saluted the Armed Forces servicemen for their huge efforts to enhance Egypt's security, stability and progress.

The meeting with the military top brass tackled several local, regional and international issues, especially in light of both the current political and economic developments worldwide and Egypt’s efforts to achieve stability and enhance development in the region.

The 10th of the holy month of Ramadan this year falls on Saturday.

Ramadan is the 9th month on the Hijri lunar calendar.

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