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President El-Sisi attends the Graduation Ceremony of a new batch of Police Cadets at Police Academy

Monday، 10 October 2022 - 07:25 PM

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi attended on Monday 10-10-2022 the graduation ceremony of a new batch of police cadets at the Police Academy in New Cairo.

Upon his arrival, El-Sisi was welcomed by Prime Minister Moustafa Mabdouli, Interior Minister Mahmoud Tawfiq, Assistant Interior Minister and Head of the Police Academy Hany Abul Makarem and members of the Supreme Police Council and top academics.

Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed el Tayyeb, Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark Diocese, Defense Minister Mohamed Zaki as well as a host of ministers, senior state officials and the families of graduates attended the event.

The ceremony started with playing the national anthem. Then honor guards rendered the military salute for President Sisi.

Afterwards, Police Academy Chief Hany Abul Makarem presented a souvenir to President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, bearing the logo of the Interior Ministry. The souvenir is a model of Egypt's map with the Nile River in the middle as the "vein of life" to Egypt, which symbolizes security and peace. 

Police Academy Chief Hany Abul Makarem delivered a speech at the graduation ceremony of a new batch of police cadets at the Police Academy, in which he said that the Academy's students firmly insist on achieving peace and security and safeguarding homeland.

Abul Makarem affirmed that the Academy is pursuing an effective strategy with specific goals and clear purposes to keep pace with progress made in various domains, adding that the Academy's strategy is closely linked with the Egyptian State’s digital transformation strategy. 

Abul Makarem pointed out that along with Egyptians, graduates included students of 12 African countries, including South Sudan, Zambia, Sierra Leone, Lesotho, and Cameroon, explaining that this is part of the scholarship provided annually by the Interior Ministry to the African countries.

He further said that 34 officers from Bahrain, Sudan, Iraq, Palestine, Kuwait, and Yemen obtained diplomas offered by the College of Graduate Studies.

He added that the Police Research Center also trained this year as many as 932 trainers from 41 African countries, noting that 60 others from the Commonwealth countries also attended training at the center this year.

He highlighted that this comes within the framework of a cooperation protocol signed between the center and the Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development (EAPD), which is affiliated with the Foreign Ministry, he added.

He also extended thanks and gratitude to all the state institutions and the various sectors at the Interior Ministry for their unswerving devotion in performing their duties.

Directing his speech to the graduates, Abul Makarem urged them to perform their duties efficiently and preserve the nation’s security and stability, expressing his best wishes for all of them.

The graduation ceremony show started with a bike parade, in which police academy students of the second year gathered to form geometric shapes, such as triangles and circles.

The bases of those biker triangles moved in harmony to meet each other, while other groups moved in circles showing high efficiency and balanced performance.

The bikers then approached the stage and lined up in a colored formation representing Egypt’s flag. 

Then, students presented a show of combat skills and life examples of ways to counter crimes.

The special skill squads then performed some martial arts such as karate, kung fu and kickboxing, where male and female students took part in the show that revealed their super physical abilities.

Female students also were very skillful while using the harness ropes to rapidly descend in an oblique prone position from the top of towers. 

The new graduates of the Police Academy performed a show displaying military, combat and other fighting capabilities and sports skills, applying what they have learned in the Academy.

They also made a performance with steel weapons including daggers and training on storming buildings from heights.

The cadets also performed an amazing sport show as part of the celebration where soldiers of combat operations with strong physical capabilities managed to draw a 10-tonne armor.

The new graduates also presented their skills in breaking into terrorist and criminal hideouts and dealing with dangerous elements using weapons.

Cadets were trained with the latest practical systems, which are compatible with security standards.

The ceremony included parades showing the high capabilities of the graduates in dealing with different targets.

The performances were concluded with a military parade held by the cadets.

A number of Police Academy's students raised the flags of Arab, African and foreign countries, in a reference that Egypt embraces everyone.

Also, several students pushed the Egyptian flag from the top of one of the towers, a matter which reflects their determination to attain security for Egypt.

Additionally, a recorded audio by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi was displayed during getting the flag from one of the towers, in which he underlined the need of preserving citizens' safety.

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, afterwards, witnessed the handover ceremony of the Police Academy students, where the first ranked students of this year's batch handed over the Police Academy flag to the senior students of the academy and chanted the slogan of the academy "science, moral and duty".

Interior Minister Mahmoud Tawfiq, for his part, granted graduates of the Police Academy the Bachelor’s degrees in law and police sciences.

Interior Minister Mahmoud Tawfiq also decided to appoint the new graduates as lieutenants on probation. He also decided to grant graduates of bar schools a diploma in police sciences.

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi granted the order of excellence to top students in various faculties of the Police Academy in appreciation of their outstanding efforts during academic years.

The president first honored top graduates of the Police Academy, then foreign students who got the Bachelor's degree of law as well as specialized officers.

The foreign graduates included students from Palestine, Namibia and Uzbekistan.

Afterwards, President Sisi gave a military salute to honor the souls of the nation's martyrs.

The police cadets as well as attendees at the ceremony also lined up to give a military salute to them.

The new graduates then took the police oath of allegiance.

Addressing the ceremony, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi affirmed that the State will never forget the families of its martyrs.

President Sisi added that those martyrs have sacrificed their lives for the sake of the homeland, saying: "All due respect and love to the sacrifices made by the martyrs and their families for the sake of our country and people.”

El-Sisi stressed that the sacrifices of the martyrs made more than 100 million Egyptians live in peace and security, adding that due to the sacrifices of the martyrs, the situation in Egypt has remarkably improved despite challenges and terrorism.

President El-Sisi said; "We will never forget you," directing salute to the souls of the martyrs. 

President El-Sisi then paid tribute and homage to all the police martyrs, who sacrificed their lives for the sake of the homeland.

He also saluted the families of the martyrs, saying: "All due respect and love to the sacrifices made for the sake of our homeland and people".

He also said that the cost the martyrs' paid for preserving the Egyptian state was their blood and souls, adding that the families of martyrs have paid dearly for their country as they sacrificed their sons.

President Sisi affirmed that the situation in Egypt has improved thanks to the role crucial played by the army, police, and all the State institutions.

He, meanwhile, congratulated the graduates of police cadets, urging them to exert their utmost efforts to safeguard the security and stability of Egypt.

President Sisi also drew attention to the great responsibility placed on the Interior Ministry, saying: "Your role is greatly appreciated by all people."

The president, meanwhile, urged the police officers to act as an example while dealing with the public, whether during security issues or when fulfilling their needs.

He also stressed the need to continue developing the capabilities of the Police Academy to keep pace with the latest developments in security science, adding that police officers should be equipped with knowledge to perform their duty efficiently and preserve the nation’s security and stability.

For his part, Interior Minister Mahmoud Tawfiq said today marks a precious moment in the lives of a galaxy of Egyptian youths who are fully aware of the purpose behind the duty they will perform as part of the police troops.

He voiced pride that the graduation of such a new batch coincided with the 49th anniversary of the 6th of October war victory, which he described as a symbol of the Egyptians' ability to make history

He asserted that police has set unique example of sacrifices and loyalty to maintain the state's pillars and counter any attempts to manipulate the state's fate.

Tawfiq also saluted the Armed Forces personnel who are "the nation's shield and sword" and highlighted the importance of solidarity and integration among the State's security wings in pushing forward the national action towards achieving the targets of the new republic.

Tawfiq reviewed the achievements made under the leadership of President El-Sisi in all fields with the aim of achieving the people's aspirations towards a better future, adding that such developmental projects have had a great impact on the State's ability in handling two successive global crises that shocked the world's economies over the past phase.

He also reviewed the security strategies of the Interior Ministry which helped in maintaining the pillars of security and stability as they are the main factors for moving ahead with the national action and preserving the society's progress and gains.

The minister also explained that the ministry has adopted an integrated approach for applying the scientific prospective in the service of security through qualifying the police officers with the latest skills and academic degrees of modern security policies, noting that such security-relevant skills was capable of interacting with the challenges facing the society and enabled the police of countering any criminal or terrorist activities.

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