Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said Egypt crossed the barrier of defeat to victory in the October 6, 1973 War, adding that it managed to eradicate hopelessness through the minds of its people.
Sisi made the remarks during a seminar held by the Armed Forces on Wednesday to mark the 50th anniversary of the October 6, 1973 War.
The president expressed thanks and appreciation to the Armed Forces as well as to Egypt’s fallen heroes in all past wars.
Addressing the cultural seminar, Sisi greeted the Armed Forces on their day – the day when “Egypt turned its injuries and pains into great work energy”.
On this day, Egypt “crossed the impenetrable barrier between defeat and victory and between broken and proud”, Sisi said.
The president added that such a “unique victory” should be seen as a lesson to learn from accurate scientific planning that leads to the best performance levels.
President Sisi expressed respect and appreciation of the great people of Egypt to their armed forces for their valued national role in war and peace.
Sisi also paid – during his speech – heartfelt tribute to late president Mohamed Anwar Sadat.
Sinai is a precious stone in the hands of the Egyptians, regained at a high price, in great sacrifices, and they have a duty to reconstruct and develop it, he added.
President Sisi noted there would come a day when the story of Egypt will be completely told.
Sisi expressed hope that Egypt, the Arab nation, and all human beings would live in peace, stability, and prosperity.
He concluded his speech repeating “Long live Egypt, long live Egypt, long live Egypt.”