39th Anniversary of the Egyptian Armed Forces Day
By: Ms Nelda Pienaar
The 39th anniversary of the Egyptian Armed Forces Day was celebrated with a cocktail reception on the evening of 5 October 2012 at the Lombardy Hotel in Pretoria East.
The Defence Attaché of the Egyptian Embassy, Col Sherif Shams El Din, welcomed the guests who came to share in this auspicious occasion.
Maj Gen Mduduzi Nyembe, Deputy Chief Director Intelligence, on behalf of the Chief of the SANDF, congratulated the Egyptian Armed Forces on its historical day. He said: “Egypt has one of the strongest armed forces in the world, and we (the SANDF) have observed the courage of your armed forces over the past 18 months.
“Tomorrow, 6 October, Egypt will celebrate with military parades a birthday befitting the occasion. We wish you a great and successful 39th anniversary.”