Morsi commemorates Egypt's 1973 victory with Cairo stadium speech

Ahram Online, Saturday 6 Oct 2012

President Morsi to speak at 39th annniversary celebrations of 6 October War with Israel, 6pm Saturday

President Morsi (Photo: Ahram Online)

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is expected to give a speech, 6pm Saturday, commemorating 39th anniversary of Egypt's military victory against Israel during the 1973 war.

The popular ceremony is scheduled to start at 3pm Saturday afternoon at Cairo Stadium, located in the capital's eastern district of Madinet Nasr.

On 6 October 1973, the Egyptian army defeated its Israeli counterpart to liberate the Sinai ‎Peninsula, which had been occupied by Israel six years earlier. Every year since, Egyptians have ‎commemorated the historic victory.

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