Security upped around Cairo Uni ahead of Sisi visit

Ahram Online, Sunday 28 Sep 2014

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi will honour top students during a ceremony at Cairo University on Sunday; he will also deliver a speech that is expected to focus on his recent visit to the United States

Cairo University
File photo: Security forces deployed outside Cairo University, Giza, Egypt, Wednesday, April 2, 2014 (Photo: Mai Shaheen)

Streets surrounding Cairo University have been closed off on Sunday ahead of a visit by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

El-Sisi will present awards to top students and will also give a speech that is expected to reflect on his visit to the United States last week.

Al-Gamaa Street, in the direction of Giza Square, is currently closed, together with Sudan Street, in the direction of Giza, Giza's Traffic Authority head Magdy Ezzeddin told Ahram Arabic.

Mourad and Tahrir Streets will not be closed. Despite the closure of some streets, Ezzeddin said traffic in the area was normal.

Republican Guards have been securing the vicinity of Cairo University since Friday, according to Aswat Masriya.

The new academic term has not started at Cairo University. The university is currently open only for students repeating subjects, though they were given the day off because of El-Sisi’s visit.

El-Sisi had a busy trip to the US, speaking in front of the United Nations General Assembly, meeting with US President Barack Obama, being interviewed by US broadcast channels, and meeting with Egyptian expats.

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