4 December 2012

Egypt: Sissi - Nobody Can Intimidate Egyptians

General Abdel Fattah El Sissi, the Minister of Defense and the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces said on Monday 3/12/2012 that both the army and police are working for securing and safeguarding the Egyptian people.

He said the police and army have always been acting together to achieve Egypt's security. Addressing a seminar entitled "the Armed Forces and police are the main wings of the nation security". The minister of defense said the Egyptian people will never be intimidated so long as the men of the Armed Forces and police are there.

For his part, Interior Minister Ahmed Gamal El-Din said "the Interior Ministry will never forget the army's role in securing the referendum and the 2012 parliamentary and presidential elections."

The Armed Forces had shouldered the heavy burden of maintaining security in Egypt after the January 25 Revolution, the minister underlined.

"The bellowers will never succeed in causing a split between the army and the police," he made it clear.

Following the interior and defense ministers' words at the forum, Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa gave a lecture on societal relations from Islamic perspective.

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