Sisi attends 72nd Police Day celebration at New Cairo Police Academy

Ahram Online , Wednesday 24 Jan 2024

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi attended the celebration marking the 72nd anniversary of Police Day, observed annually on 25 January, at the Police Academy Conference Complex in New Cairo.

Egypt s president attends 72nd National Police Day celebration


El-Sisi was welcomed at the academy by Mahmoud Tawfik, the interior minister, state officials and ministers, Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, and Al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayyeb, read a statement by the presidency.

Accompanied by Tawfik, El-Sisi laid a wreath at the Memorial of Police Martyrs and reviewed the Guard of Honour ahead of the ceremony. 

El-Sisi posed for a photo with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Tawfik, and members of the Supreme Police Council ahead of the ceremony.

During the celebration, the president honoured family members of police martyrs in appreciation of their sacrifice for the country. 

Police Day commemorates resistance by Egyptian police to British occupation forces in Ismailiya in 1952.

The British occupation, which was present in Egypt from 1882 until 1956, issued a warning to the Egyptian forces to evacuate the area, so they could take full control of the Suez Canal, but the police forces stood their ground.

Fifty police personnel were killed, and over 80 were injured in the battle.

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