President Mohamed Morsy attended an Armed Forces iftar Sunday at the Armed Forces Club.
The iftar was held on the on the lunar anniversary of the 1973 war, on 10 Ramadan. The war marks a major event in Egyptian modern military history, that resulted in the peace treaty with Israel and the return of Sinai to Egypt.
Morsy was received by the Chairman of the Supreme Council of Armed Forces, Hussein Tantawi, and Chief of Staff Sami Anan. Commanders of the military forces, and a number of national figures attended the iftar.
In the tenth episode of his daily Ramadan radio show “The People Ask and the President Answers,” Morsy said that the 1973 victory is a pride for all Egyptians, as it came after the Egyptian people were eager to liberate their land, and that the victory marks the harmony between the military forces and the people.
"The same way that the Egyptian army held a great responsibility in crossing of the Suez Canal, they also bear responsibility since 2011 until now. These conditions are as important as the October War." said Morsy.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm.Tags: Hussein Tantawi, Armed Forces, peace treaty with Israel, military history, Staff Sami Anan, the Armed Forces Club