Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met with Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia Peter Cosgrove and Lady Cosgrove, for the first time on October 22 in Cairo, to mark 75th Anniversary of El Alamein Battle.
Cosgrove offered his condolences to al-Sisi for the victims of Al-Wahat attack that took place on Friday, October 20. He further added that Australia stands with Egypt in its war against terror, said Spokesman of the Egyptian Presidency Alaa Youssef.
During the meeting, the Australian Governor-General and the Egyptian President spoke of reinforcing relations in the area of “defense, trade and the War on Terror”, according to the release of the presidency.
On Saturday, October 21, Governor-General Cosgrove and Lady Cosgrove attended the 75th Anniversary of El Alamein commemoration service; they laid a wreath at the 75th Anniversary of El Alamein commemoration service to honor the fallen of the battle of El Alamein.
“There were more than 5,000 Australian casualties during the battles at El Alamein 75 years ago,” stated the official Facebook page of the Austrailian Embassy in Egypt.
On October 22, Governor-General Cosgrove and Lady Cosgrove attended a ceremony at the Unknown Soldier Memorial in Cairo.
The visit to Egypt aims at reinforcing the warm relations between both countries.
At the end of the meeting, President al-Sisi welcomed Australia’s Governor-General Cosgrove’s invitation to an official visit to Australia the coming period.
Governor-General Peter Cosgrove and last Cosgrove completed their visit with a tour around the Giza Plateau.
Ashraf Mohi, director-general of the Plateau, told Ahram Online that “Cosgrove was astonished by Egypt’s unique heritage and asked about the construction of the pyramids and the workers who built them.”