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President El-Sisi Attends the Egyptian Family Iftar Banquet

Sunday، 07 April 2024 - 12:04 PM

President El-Sisi attended, on Saturday 6 April 2024, the Egyptian Family Iftar Banquet, in the presence of all segments of society.

The Iftar is held only a few days after President Sisi was sworn in for a third presidential term.

Upon his arrival, President El-Sisi was received by Prime Minister Dr. Mostafa Madbouly and senior statesmen.

Upon his arrival, the President also shook hands with Lieutenant General Mohamed Zaki, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and Minister of Defense and Military Production, His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, Sheikh of Al-Azhar Al-Sharif, Hassan Abdullah, Governor of the Central Bank, Diaa Rashwan, Chairman of the State Information Service, and Amr Moussa, the former Minister of Foreign Affairs.

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi delivered a speech during the Egyptian Family Iftar Banquet, as follows:

Ladies and gentlemen,
Honorable attendees,
The great people of Egypt,
May Allah’s peace, mercy and blessings be upon you,

At the outset, I would like to express my deep gratitude to the honorable attendees, and my great happiness for being among the Egyptian family that I value and I am proud of belonging to. The family that unites us in our dear homeland, Egypt, and expresses our great nation, the ancient Egyptian nation that started history, created civilization, and remained a symbol of goodness, peace, and strength.

I seize this opportunity to renew the promise to you at the beginning of a new presidential term after you renewed the confidence and pledge between us in a fair and honorable electoral process that the world witnessed.

Ladies and gentlemen,

The covenant between us is based on honesty and impartiality in intentions and working diligently and striving to the best of our ability, seeking the acceptance of Allah. We strive for Egypt to be at the forefront of nations, paying no attention to those who seek to distort the truth or to those who plot to shed blood and kill.

Despite the enormity of the challenges, we have faced over the past decade, the will of the Egyptians has prevailed, and their legitimate aspirations have been realized in building a democratic state, based on knowledge and work, striving towards peace and development. In pursuit of this, our nation has paid the price in blood and made valuable sacrifices.

While the men in the army and police confronted terrorism and its treachery, the sons and daughters of Egypt continued to work hard in every corner of the country. Hearts were united under the Egyptian flag, without differentiating between man and woman, Muslim and Christian, worker or farmer. Intentions were pure to achieve clear victory in the battles of survival and construction.

The Egyptian people have been the heroes and mentors who have endured the hardships and faced challenges. Therefore, I extend my appreciation and gratitude to every Egyptian mother, wife, and daughter who has sacrificed a father, brother, husband, or son as a martyr, to provide us with security and a homeland.

A salute of pride to the men of the Egyptian Armed Forces and the police who have dedicated themselves to providing Egypt with security and safety, and a salute to all the scholars, teachers, workers, farmers, intellectuals, and media professionals of Egypt, each in their own role, has been a hero in this unique era of the nation's history.

The Great People of Egypt,

Recently, I took the constitutional oath, pledging to care for the interests of the people and safeguard the integrity of our land. Today, I vow to continue striving for the prosperity and dignity of Egypt, providing a decent life for its people, and preserving its national security, independence, regional leadership, and international role. I assure you of the following:

First - continuing to implement economic reform measures based on the localization of industry, expansion of the agricultural area, increase of foreign direct investments, and support for the private sector, while providing the necessary social protection measures for the most vulnerable classes.

Second - supporting the state of openness and political reform that began since I launched my call for the national dialogue in April 2022, which I supported its initial outcomes and directed the government and state institutions to sponsor and implement, while continuing to support the youth and empower women, at all levels: political, economic, and societal.

Third - placing the issue of building the Egyptian person at the top of the priorities of national action, including providing the decent life necessary for him and means of quality of life in general by offering good education, decent health services, and decent housing.

Fourth - continuing the policies of strategic balance pursued by the Egyptian state towards international and regional issues, which are determined by clear national determinants, mainly: taking into account the dimensions of Egyptian national security, striving to establish comprehensive peace based on justice, supporting the institutions of national states and respecting the will of the peoples.

The Great People of Egypt, Noble and Honorable Guests,

The story of our nation over the past decade will be written with letters of glory and pride, in our national record. The dreams of Egyptians for a homeland that befits their sacrifices and history will guide them towards achieving the desired goal.

Egypt will remain honorable and proud, a strong nation that accommodates all Egyptians. Egypt is a homeland that lives in us before we live in, and for it, we repeat together:

Long Live Egypt, Long Live Egypt, Long Live Egypt.
Thank You,
May Allah’s peace, mercy and blessings be upon you

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