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1952 Revolution transformed Egypt, guided African independence movements: Al-Sisi

Current threats to Egypt’s national security make us more eager to have comprehensive capacity to preserve our people's rights, says Al-Sisi

The 23 July 1952 Revolution not only transformed the Egyptian state and society, but also expanded its reach guiding independence movements in the Arab world and Africa, Egypt President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said in a televised speech on Thursday.

It marked the 68th anniversary of Egypt’s 1952 Revolution which was led by the “Free Officers Movement” and aimed to end the British occupation of the country.

“Our celebration of the July revolution anniversary has always been an occasion from which we derive determination, persistence, and will to achieve the aspiration and hopes of our people to have a promising future for them and for the next generations,” Al-Sisi added.

The current generation in Egypt was destined to face unprecedented challenges in the country’s modern history, Al-Sisi continued. “The current threats to our national security make us more eager to have a comprehensive and influential capacity, so that we can preserve our people’s rights.”

“The current situation crucially requires ‘national alignment’ and that the Egyptians be confident in their ability to overcome crises in a manner that preserves the country’s security and guarantees their right to live in a stable homeland,” the president stressed.

Following the same path and spirit of the 23 July Revolution, the state continues to implement its comprehensive development vision to build a strong country in all fields through major national projects across the country, he added.

“I am fully confident of the Egyptian people’s ability to achieve our development goals and ensure as prosperous present and future as its glorious past,” Al-Sisi concluded.

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