Sisi performs Friday prayers at Tantawy Mosque on Martyr's Day

Ahram Online , Friday 10 Mar 2023

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi performed Friday prayers at Mosheer Tantawy Mosque in New Cairo’s Fifth Settlement district on the occasion of Martyr’s Day, which falls on 9 March.



The president was accompanied by Minister of Defence and Military Production Mohamed Zaki, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed El-Tayyeb, the country's Grand Mufti Shawki Allam, Minister of Religious Endowments Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa, and Cairo Governor Khaled Abdel-Aal.

On Thursday, the president delivered a speech marking the 37th Armed Forces cultural symposium on Martyr’s Day held in Cairo.

The Armed Forces Martyr's Day was designated in honour of former army chief of staff Abdel-Moneim Riad, who was killed on the front on 9 March 1969.

Riad was killed by Israeli fire while overseeing military operations during the War of Attrition against Israel in preparation for the liberation of Sinai.

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