President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi on Saturday attended the graduation ceremony of a new batch of cadets at the Police Academy in Cairo.
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli, Interior Minister Mahmoud Tawfiq, Assistant Interior Minister and head of the Police Academy General Ahmed Ibrahim, members of the Police Higher Council and the academy top officials welcomed the president upon his arrival.
The graduation ceremony started with playing the national anthem upon the arrival of President Sisi.
The ceremony included a military parade to manifest the students’ hand-to-hand combat skills and capabilities. The show also included basic Karate Katas and Kung Fu techniques.
During the ceremony, the president honoured top students who will be granted medals of excellence of the second class in appreciation of their distinguished performance during their academic study.
Meanwhile the Interior Minister announced that the new cadets have been awarded the bachelor’s degree in Law and Policing Sciences.
Then, the fresh cadets took the oath to uphold the law and protect the homeland and its people.
“The attempts which aim to shake the stability of this country are pushed by foreign parties through various apparatuses, countries, and organisations which rely in its criminal plans on hiring corrupt elements in the country, but we stand ready for them to see Egypt forever above terrorism,” Tawfik said.
Addressing the ceremony, head of the Police Academy asserted that the efforts exerted by the Interior Ministry have been culminated in the academy’s achievements over the past period.
He greeted President Sisi for attending today’s ceremony, noting that the new cadets have all the capabilities and skills that enable them to protect Egypt’s homeland and its people, and to back their wise leadership.
He added that the academy has adopted joint training which brought together the students of both police and military academies, given the state’s mounting security needs as well as the ongoing anti-terror efforts.
“The academy celebrates the graduation of 1,200 police cadets, including 21 Palestinian graduates,” the head of the academy noted.