Egypt's Sisi attends graduation ceremony for police cadets

Ahram Online , Wednesday 20 Oct 2021

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi attended on Wednesday the graduation ceremony of a new batch of police cadets at the Police Academy in New Cairo district.

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President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi speaking during the graduation ceremony of a new batch of police cadets, which was held at the Police Academy in New Cairo district on Wednesday, 20 October 2021 (Photo courtesy of the Egyptian presidency)

The cadets held parades showing combat abilities in dealing with the different targets. Also, they displayed special skills for use in hand-to-hand combat.

The graduates took the oath before the president to uphold the law and constitution, and to protect the homeland and the Egyptian people.

Addressing the ceremony, President El-Sisi congratulated the new officers, bestowing the second class medal of excellence on the top graduates, including Arab and African students.

El-Sisi greeted the graduates' families, saying "they devoted their sons and daughters to the great responsibilities of [maintaining] the security of Egypt and the safety of the Egyptians."

He also expressed his greetings to all the families of those who have been martyred or injured in terrorist attacks, either from the police, army or other segments of the society.

"It is very important to remember how many difficult days Egypt has gone through over the past seven years as well as how many sacrifices were offered – not only from police and army officers but from the whole Egyptian people – in order for the country to remain standing and move forward… we will never ever forget that."

Hundreds of police officers, soldiers and civilians have been killed in terrorist attacks after the ouster of late president Mohamed Morsi in 2013.

El-Sisi added "this matter must be always remembered so that it does not happen in our life again now or in the future."

The president also asked the new officers to act as an example while dealing with the public, whether during security issues or when fulfilling their needs.

Police Academy Chief Major General Ahmed Ibrahim said the academy has upgraded its training and educational buildings and facilities to meet the security needs and harness its capabilities for upgrading the security of the homeland.

The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly, Defence Minister Mohamed Zaki, Interior Minister Mahmoud Tawfik, House of Representatives Speaker Hanafy El-Gebaly and the country's former interim president, Adly Mansour.

Several senior state officials and police commanders also attended the annual event.

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