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Asisi: The threats which face Egypt now represent real threats to her security and cohesion
My amateur translation of todays Al-Ahram article.
Abdul Fatah Al-Sisi, the commander in chief of the armed forces, ministry of defense, and military production said that the political, economic, social, and security threats and problems that are facing Egypt now represent real threats to Egypts security and cohesion.
And that the continuation of this scene, without being addressed by all leading parties will have serious consequences on the stability and continuation of the nation.
And Al-Sisi said - during a meeting today with students of the War College - “That an attempt to influence the stability of the national institutions is a serious matter to Egypt’s national security and the future of the nation, and that the Egyptian army will remain the solid cohesive block and the strongest column that is based on the pillars of the Egyptian state, and that the Army is for Egyptians of all parties and affiliations.”
Al-Sisi signaled during the internal review that it is positioning the army in the governorates of Port Said, Suez, but with the aim to safeguard the nationally vital and strategic head of the Suez Canal to not allow any harm to it, and to help the interior ministry who is leading with courage and honor.
The Defense Minister clarified that the continuing conflict of various political and other powers about the administrative affairs of the country may lead to the collapse of the nation and threatens future generations, pointing out that the armed forces face problematic dangers in how to balance not confronting egyptian citizens and their right to demonstrate, and safeguarding strategic installations, and this requires preserving the peacefulness of demonstrations and preventing the risks that arise from violence.
In ending of the meeting the General Abdul Fatah Al-Sisi praised the for the organization of preparation skills and the military college students and the military institutes, stressing that they hope for Egypt’s present and future, and that its integrity is in their necks(?) and its is impossible that anyone else wins as long as her armed forces are ok
The meeting was attended by a number of leaders of the armed forces.