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The Egyptian army stands strong and capable of protecting the homeland against any threat, the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Mohamed Farid, said Thursday. Lt Gen Farid made the fresh affirmation during a meeting with a number of senior army officers, who were nominated to assume higher posts in the ministry.

"The main task of the Armed Forces is to guard each and every yard of the land of Egypt," he said, stressing that the new commanders should always adhere to the noble principles of the Egyptian military.

Staff report:

CAIRO, July 04, 2018 - The Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Mohamed Farid, Wednesday witnessed a series of early morning training activity by the Armed Forces special forces. Following the drills, Lt Gen Farid gave a brief speech during which he praised the officers’ fighting skills and outstanding training.

He also saluted the army forces for their outstanding role combatting terrorism and maintaining the nation’s security and the safety of its citizens. Lt Gen Farid praised the high capabilities and efficiency of the officers and soldiers and their efforts to reach the highest levels of preparedness for any combat mission. He called upon them to keep maintaining their notable physical and mental fitness and preparedness as well as upholding the noble and lofty military values which have for long distinguished the Egyptian Armed Forces. Wednesday’s ‏ visit came within the framework of Lt Gen Farid’s keenness on following up the training and qualification programmes for military personnel.

CAIRO, July 3, 2018 (MENA) - Egypt's House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a bill presented by the government regarding treatment of some senior Armed Forces commanders.

Senior commanders of the Armed Forces whose names are stated in a republican decree will be summoned to serve the Armed Forces during their lifetime. The summoning is to be for those who are holding a civilian post after they complete their term.

Those summoned commanders are to be treated as ministers in terms of benefits and rights.

Under the approved bill they cannot be interrogated before any judicial authority during their term in office except upon a permission from the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.

The addressed commanders upon this law will be treated while traveling abroad with full immunity similar to heads and members of diplomatic missions throughout their service and the Foreign Ministry shall make all necessary arrangements in this regard.

The law is to be published in the official gazette.





CAIRO, June 29, 2018 (MENA) - Egypt's Minister of Defense and Military Production Mohamed Ahmed Zaki sent on Friday a cable of greetings to President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on the fifth anniversary of the June 30 Revolution.

Army Chief-of-Staff Mohamed Farid sent a similar cable to President Sisi on the occasion.


CAIRO, June 26, 2018 (MENA) - Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces Lieutenant General Mohamed Farid, and his accompanying delegation, returned home on Tuesday, wrapping up an official visit to Cyprus.

During the visit, Farid held high level talks with Cypriot National Guard commander, Lieutenant-general Ilias Leontaris and a number of senior military officials.

Talks touched on several files of military and security cooperation as well as exchanging expertise between Armed Forces of both countries in various fields.

CAIRO, June 24, 2018 (MENA) – Members of the Egyptian House of Representatives hailed efforts exerted by the army and police forces to combat terrorism.

During a session to approve the extension of the state of emergency for an additional three months, Speaker Ali Abdel Aal said that the extension of the state of emergency aims at protecting the country and its borders as well as ensuring citizens’ security and freedoms.

He called on members of the parliament to observe a minute's silence in memory of the victims of the the Armed Forces.

Meanwhile, MP Taher Abu Zeid lauded the army and police forces over their sacrifices, adding that security authorities are bravely fighting terrorism and outlaws.

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