The President of Egypt Abdel Fattah Al Sisi was congratulated by His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa on the occasion of the National Anniversary of the country on July 23.

At the same time, the Alexandrian Primate conveyed his wishes to the Armed Forces of the country, "the great army of Egypt, on the occasion of the anniversary of the glorious Revolution of July 23, 1952 carried out by the Movement of Free Egyptian Officers".

"One of the achievements of this struggle was the withdrawal of British forces from Egypt and the return of the Suez Canal to Egypt," Patriarchal Vicar for the Arab-speakers Metropolitan Nicholas of Ermopolis said in a statement.

"May God protect Egypt, under the leadership of Egyptian leader Al Sisi. "May God protect its Armed Forces", concluded the Primate of the Orthodox Church in Africa, Theodoros II.