23 November 2012

Egypt: Sisi - Egypt's Army, Police Working Hard to Protect Homeland

Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and Defense Minister General Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi stressed on Thursday 22/11/2012 that both the army and police are entitled to achieve security and stability in the nation.

"This is a great mission that both the army and the police should pay attention to and they should never be a reason to scare people," Sisi said while addressing 1,500 army and police officers at the headquarters of the Olympic Village of the Air Defence Forces.

"We should be all keen on Egypt's interest and we should know that Egypt's enemies will never be able to get to our country without defeating us - the army and the police," he said. "If we were broken, Egypt will never be able to rise up again."

Sisi urged the army leaderships to contact their police counterparts to bolster cooperation ties and to remain one bloc for the sake of Egypt's security.

The Armed Forces and civil police are the nation's shields against anyone trying to jeopardize Egypt's security, Mahmoud Hegazi, head of the Armed Forces Organization and Administration Authority, said.

"Our attention should not be drawn away from the parties working in the dark since the eruption of the January 25 revolution and until now to harm our country," he said.

Assistant Interior Minister Mohamed Taha Nasr, on his part, said the army and the police will remain one hand working together to achieve security.

He lauded the army's stance during and after the revolution and the way it cooperated with civil police to restore order to the Egyptian street.

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