In a speech delivered during the graduation ceremony of police cadets at the police academy in New Cairo, El-Sisi said "my message to the families of martyrs is that we highly appreciate the sacrifices made for the sake of our country and people."
Minister of Interior Mahmoud Tawfiq, members of the Supreme Police Council, and top academy instructors received President El-Sisi upon his arrival at the Police Academy.
The event was attended by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed El-Tayyeb, Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark Diocese, Minister of Defence Mohamed Zaki and a host of ministers and senior state officials.
It was also attended by parents of the graduates and families of police and armed forces martyrs.
The president stressed in his speech that the situation in Egypt has remarkably improved despite the challenges and the terrorism, thanks "to God and the sacrifices made by the armed forces, police and all Egyptians."
The president congratulated the graduates, urging them "to exert their utmost effort in performing their duty in safeguarding the security and stability of Egypt."
Addressing the Ministry of Interior, the president said "you shall be highly appreciated as long as you perform your role of enforcing the law with humanity."
He also urged police officers "to be role models in their interactions with the public."
The president advised cadets to develop their skills and abilities after graduation in order to keep pace with the latest developments in the science of security.
The president told cadets that the ongoing development taking place in all sectors of the country, including in the interior ministry, aims to increase the state's capabilities.
The state is always working without having to make much noise, he added.