Address by H.E President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on the Occasion Marking the 100th Anniversary of the late President Gamal Abdel Nasser
Monday، 15 January 2018 - 05:49 PM
15 January 2018
In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, Most Merciful
The Great and the Noble People of Egypt ,
Egypt is celebrating today the 100th anniversary of late President Gamal Abdel Nasser, whose march embodied the aspirations of the Egyptian people for independence and dignity. He expressed those aspirations sincerely and proudly. He exerted his utmost efforts to fulfill these aspirations and put Egypt on a high position that it really deserves on the regional and international scales. That’s why the Egyptians were completely loyal to him, a sort of loyalty that is endless and that has continued even after his death. His name continued to be a symbol for the Egyptians to look forward to have sovereignty over their future and destiny .
Brothers and Sisters,
Leader Gamal Abdel Nasser, shouldered responsibility at a time of revolutions for emancipation from colonialism. He was one of those heroes who led the glorious July Revolution that put an end for the ages of foreign hegemony that were controlling the destiny of this country. He managed to restore control back to the hands of the Egyptians and put Egypt on the path of future, independence and development. His Charisma extended to inspire liberation revolutions not only on the Arab region scale but also all over the world. The Egyptians' struggle under his leadership was inspiring to the liberation movements in Africa, Asia and Latin America. This put Egypt on a high position and it became a world symbol for the principles of dignity, independence and nonalignment on the international policy level .
Gamal Abdel Nasser believed in the great Egyptians' potentials and ability to achieve national self-development and combat poverty, illiteracy and disease as a result of centuries of colonialism that exploited the treasures and the capabilities of this nation and other world peoples around the world . That’s why he gave priority to the social justice to give the overwhelming majority of the sons of this nation chances for a decent life.
The Great People of Egypt
We seize this opportunity to pay tribute and to express our appreciation for one of the sincerest sons of Egypt, Gamal Abdel Nasser, who exerted his utmost efforts and was keen to preserve the interests, the freedom, and dignity of his people according to the determinants and requirements of his age. And we are continuing today his march doing our best to realize the supreme interests of Egypt, with its population that doubled five times from 20 million in 1952 to over one hundred this year. We are renewing our pledge to keep the interest of Egypt as our target and its prosperity, security and stability as our objective.
May Allah preserve Egypt and guide its sincere sons' efforts along the path of goodness and progress.
May Peace, Mercy and Blessings of Allah be upon you.