England's performance at Euros can unite people: Southgate    Ex-Mossad chief signals Israel attacked Iran nuclear assets    G7 to counter China's belt and road with infrastructure project: Senior US official    UN official accuses Eritrean forces of deliberately starving Tigray    France are in 'group of death' at Euros, says striker Ben Yedder    Olympics: China's Su runs 100m in 9.98 seconds in Tokyo trials    Egypt detects 733 new coronavirus infections, 37 deaths on Friday    Egypt's infrastructure investments recorded EGP 1.7trn over 7 years: Planning Minister -    Egypt's PM opens first African investment authorities' forum in Sharm El-Sheikh    Egypt's urban inflation rises to 4.8% in May 2021, compared to 4.1% in April: CAPMAS    Egyptian Tax Authority clarifies taxation on online delivery restaurants    Egypt's Prime Minister reviews report on efforts to provide COVID-19 treatment protocols    Egypt's Cabinet denies using internationally banned antibiotics in poultry farms    Celebrating 87th birthday of late Egyptian actress Zahrat El-Oula Bakir    Egypt Red Crescent, International Migration Organisation to provide 20 tonnes of aid to Gaza    Duchess of Sussex's 'The Bench' celebrates fathers and sons    Emerging markets financing needs estimated at 14% of GDP, debt to reach 73% of GDP by 2026: IMF    Historic decisions to empower women in Egypt    Egypt received 2 mln tourists in 2021 amid professional coronavirus preventive measures: Tourism minister    France's Benzema eyes national team return    Euro 2020 to kick off Friday following COVID-19 delay    Mbappé, Foden, Havertz: Europe's young stars search for glory    Egypt reports 765 new coronavirus cases, 34 deaths on Wednesday    Arab League warns of curtailed nuclear non-proliferation treaty as Israel backs away    Egypt's Cabinet approves presidential pardon of prisoners to mark July Revolution    Egypt, Sudan call for international community intervention to help settle GERD crisis    Egypt's Al-Sisi discusses GERD developments with Tanzanian counterpart    World Bank: Egypt's real GDP to grow 5.5% in FY 2022/23    Egypt's stocks bloom in green as benchmark EGX 30 grows 0.79% on Wednesday    Korean Cultural Center organises Korean Language Speech and Writing Competition    Egypt, France discuss boosting bilateral relations    Opinion| Egyptian President Al-Sisi's visit to Djibouti and Ethiopia's isolation    A triumph of the people    Bottom is the latest at Lycee El Horreya Theatre, Alexandria    Nada Mobarak's Look them in the Eye show is a must see    Installation work on atrium, grand staircase completed at Grand Egyptian Museum    Egypt is on short list of partner countries for U.S. COVID-19 vaccines: embassy    Rafah crossing to Gaza open for 24th day    Jodie Foster to be special guest at 74th Cannes Opening Ceremony    Russia to resume charter flights to Egypt resorts in the coming days    Biden administration to send surplus U.S. COVID-19 vaccines to Egypt, several countries    Russia expects to resume charter flights to Egypt resorts in near future    Egypt's Sisi announces allocation of $500 million for reconstruction in war-wrecked Gaza    On International Museum Day, Egypt opens two new museums at Cairo Airport    Egypt's Ahly is establishing a new stadium, expected to be 'sports complex'    Old Cairo's Al-Fustat will be revamped on Egyptian President's directives    Veteran Egyptian journalist Makram Mohamed Ahmed passes away at 86    Allianz Egypt partners with IGNITE to equip brand ambassadors for 2021 Olympics    

Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.

'War was not Egypt's aim, but peace was the ultimate goal,' Sisi says on Sinai Liberation Day anniversary
Published in Ahram Online on 25 - 04 - 2021

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said on Sunday "war was not Egypt's aim, but peace was the ultimate goal and supreme target" as Egypt is marking the 39th anniversary of the Sinai Liberation Day.
Egypt celebrates Sinai Liberation Day on 25 April each year to commemorate the completion of the withdrawal of all Israeli military forces from the Sinai Peninsula in 1982, following the 1979 US-brokered Camp David peace accord.
The Camp David peace accords were signed after the victory of the Egyptian army over Israeli occupation forces in the October 1973 War.
In a televised speech, El-Sisi said the anniversary "will remain proof of the heroism and sacrifices of the Egyptian military and the cleverness of the Egyptian negotiator in preserving the soil of the homeland and protecting its dignity with solid determination."
The saga of reclaiming the land has gone beyond being a military and diplomatic victory, but has extended to becoming a timeless example of conquering despair and frustration, El-Sisi added.
Sinai has always represented a strategic depth for Egypt and enjoys a firm position in the hearts of all Egyptians, he said, adding that today's celebration generates renewed momentum to work on protecting every inch of the nation.
"The liberation anniversary [of Sinai] represents an inexhaustible source from which future generations draw the meanings of pride, struggle, loyalty and affiliation," El-Sisi said.
Thursday will be a day off on the occasion of the Sinai Liberation Day that was usually a national holiday in Egypt; the government, however, has decided since last year to grant Thursdays as a day off in the case of national holidays falling on weekdays.
The president moreover stressed that Egypt's nowadays' battle of construction and development is no less important than the previous war, saying: "My confidence in the great people is without limits, and our ambition for tomorrow will be achieved with our hands today."

Clic here to read the story from its source.