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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 September 2018

Mohammed bin Zayed attends opening of new Egypt military base - in pictures

The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces was among a number of high-profile Arab delegations to attend the ceremony at the Mohamed Naguib Military Base, located in the coastal Al Hamam area of Marsa Matruh Governorate

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, on Saturday attended the opening of a new military base in north-west Egypt ahead of celebrations for the country's Revolution Day, the UAE's state news agency reported.

Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed was among a number of high-profile Arab delegations to attend the ceremony at the Mohamed Naguib Military Base, located in the coastal Al Hamam area of Marsa Matruh Governorate, Wam said.

Students from several military colleges and institutions were graduating at the event.

Upon his arrival, Sheikh Mohammed was received by Egyptian president Abdel Fattah El Sisi, and Egyptian defence and military production minister Sedki Sobhy, along with a number of other Egyptian ministers and senior military commanders.

Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed, Deputy Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, and Lieutenant General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, also attended the event.

Among the other Arab delegations were representatives from other Gulf countries, including Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the crown prince of Bahrain, Prince Khalid Al Faisal, governor of Saudi Arabia's Mecca province, and Sheikh Mohammad Al Khaled, Kuwait's deputy prime minister and minister of defence.

At the beginning of the ceremony, a guard of honour was presented to dignitaries and the Egyptian national anthem was played, Wam said.

Egypt's Revolution Day, which falls on July 23, marks the 1952 military coup that led to the end of the monarchy and the establishment of an independent republic.

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