Egyptian Centre for Strategic Studies discusses new 1973 war encyclopedia at Cairo Book Fair

Ahram Online , Tuesday 30 Jan 2024

The Egyptian Centre for Strategic Studies (ECSS) discussed its recently-published encyclopedia on the 6th of October War in 1973, released to mark the 50th anniversary of the glorious victory, in a seminar at the Cairo International Book Fair on Tuesday.



The three-part encyclopedia titled "October 1973 War: How Did Egypt Achieve Victory?" was curated by 50 contributors including military officials and diplomats, offering a comprehensive account of the war.

The seminar explored various aspects of the war, including its decisive battles. It provided a comprehensive understanding of the war's strategic importance and shed light on the military strategies, political landscape, and diplomatic negotiations at the time.

Furthermore, the event showcased the centre's dedication to contributing valuable insights to the National Dialogue, through which lawmakers, politicians, union members, NGOs, and other segments of society are seeking to reach common ground on priority issues.

Prominent figures such as Major General Dr. Mohamed Qashqoush, Major General Magdi Hegazy, and Dr. Dalal Mahmoud were among the speakers at the seminar.

In his opening remarks at the seminar, General Manager of the ECSS Khaled Okasha emphasized the centre's commitment to presenting an authentic Egyptian perspective on historical events.

The ECSS is a leading institution known for its in-depth analysis and strategic insights on national and regional issues.

The 55th edition of the Cairo International Book Fair is taking place in New Cairo's Egypt International Exhibition Centre from 25 January to 6 February, offering a platform for intellectuals, publishers, book enthusiasts, officials, as well as diplomats. The fair is hosting 1,200 publishing houses from 70 countries.

This year, the fair has been a notable success with more than 1.5 million visitors in the first days of its launch, according to the Ministry of Culture on Monday

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