Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi performing Eid Al-Fitr prayer at Moshir Tantawy Mosque in Cairo's fifth settlement (Photo: Al-Ahram)
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi performed on Friday Eid Al-Fitr prayers with families of the country's police and army martyrs, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.
Prayer at Al-Moshir Tantawy Mosque in the fifth settlement suburb of Cairo was attended by sons of the army and police martyrs, newly-appointed Defense Minister Mohamed Zaki, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed Al-Tayeb, Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel-Aal as well as top army and police force officials.
Following the prayers, during a gathering at the Al-Manara Convention Center, President El-Sisi wished the families a happy and peaceful Eid.
"Martyrs and all injured personnel have been sacrificing their life for us to be able to live," said the Egyptian president in a short speech.
El-Sisi continued, "Our presence together on such a day is a message to all of us and to the entire Egyptian people that we can never forget or abandon you."
The martyrs' commemoration, which will last for three days, was organized by Egypt's army forces in coordination with the youth ministry and the ministry of social solidarity.
Faithful Muslims around the world celebrate the first day of Eid al-Fitr today, beginning the three-day holiday that concludes the holy month of Ramadan.