General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the commander in Chief of the Armed Forces and the Minister of Defense and Military Production said on Monday 17/12/2012 that the role played by the Armed Forces in securing the referendum on the constitution has written a new history of the relationship between the people and their army, indicating that the people went down to street to take part in voting after making sure that the army is safeguarding voting stations.
Sisi said that the Armed Forces are the real valve for preserving the country's stability and security and will continue fulfilling their national tasks honestly and courageously.
Sisi, at a meeting with a number of army officers and commanders of the signal Corps, lauded commitment of all army personnel and their good performance during the first round of the referendum on the constitution.
He urged army men to exert more efforts, increase their trainings and upgrade their combat capabilities to be ready at any time.
He warned that current rifts in Egypt threaten the economy and social peace, urging all sides to put aside their differences and place the nation's interest above any other thing.
Sisi expressed appreciation for policemen's role in protecting citizens, expressing the Armed Forces' keenness on cooperating with the Interior Ministry to preserve security and stability in Egypt.