Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (AP)
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has said in a statement on Tuesday that he vows to continue the battle for comstruction and to face domestic and external challenges “with the same determination” displayed during the 30 June Revolution.
In a post on Facebook commemorating the seventh anniversary of the revolution, El-Sisi stressed that “Egypt is a nation that has made history and continues to make history on various fronts,” and said the country serves as an “inspiration for humanity.”
The president also said that the revolution would “live in the memories of all generations due to what it instilled in terms of pride, dignity and patriotism, and for safeguarding the country’s identity from abduction.”
“I renew the vow to continue our honorable battle to achieve development and face challenges both at home and abroad,” he said.
On 30 June 2013, millions of Egyptians took to the streets to protest the tumultous rule of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, who had come to power in June 2012.
Amid the mass protests against his rule, Morsi was removed from office on 3 July by a wide coalition of political forces, which set a roadmap for amending the country's constitution and holding new elections.
Thursday, 2 July, will be a fully paid day off for governmental and private sector workers on the occasion of the seventh anniversary of the 30 June revolution.