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50th anniversary of Egyptian navy

Thursday، 19 October 2017 - 03:48 PM

50th anniversary of Egyptian navy

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi attended on 19/10/2017 a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of establishing the Egyptian navy at Ras el Tin naval base.

The ceremony was attended by Defense and Military Production Minister Sedqi Sobhi, Prime Minister Sherif Ismail and a number of senior state officials.

Ceremony activities

- Speaking at the ceremony, Commander of the Egyptian Navy Ahmed Khalid said President Sisi's attendance of today's ceremony also coincides with the 44th anniversary of October War victory, which was celebrated on October 6. "Today, we are also celebrating the success of the Egyptian Navy as the the first freely navy in the world to launch surface-to-surface missiles, the world's fastest naval rocket system, in operations to destroy the enemy's destroyer," he said.

- President Sisi handed over copies of the Holy Quran and Egyptian flags to commanders of the new naval units as a go-ahead for their new duties.

- President Sisi raised the national flag at Alexandria naval base after its renovation.

- Following the flag-hoisting ceremony, the president inspected the new naval units; French-made GOWIND corvette, named "Al Fateh", TKMS-built Type 209/1400 submarine and Mistral-class helicopter carrier, which is named after late president Anwar el Sadat.

- Following his word at the ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of establishing the Egyptian Navy, a documentary on the achievements of the Egyptian Navy was displayed.

- President Sisi opened the simulation complex at Alexandria Naval Base. Sisi listened to a detailed explanation on the simulation complex, which was designed by French and German companies to ensure the flow of information between missile-firing and armament devices. The complex is built on an area of 1,830 meters and composed of two floors, including a lecture hall accommodating 45 people.

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