In pictures: Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed attends opening of Mohamed Naguib Military Base in Egypt
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, along with a few dignitaries, attended the opening ceremony of the Mohamed Naguib Military Base, west of Alexandria, Egypt.
The programmes at the ceremony included a documentary about the late Egyptian president Mohamed Naguib, followed by field performances by 1,500 of Sa'ka Forces or Thunderbolt Forces, and students of military and police colleges, which reflected their flexibility, skills and courage. Later, the military band played patriotic songs and the "Silver Stars" team presented a spectacular air show. The military base is named after Mohamed Naguib, a leader of the Egyptian revolution in 1952, and the first president of the Republic of Egypt after its establishment on 18th June, 1953. Sunday will mark the 65th anniversary of the 23rd July, 1952 Revolution. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed congratulated the government and the people of Egypt on the occasion of 23rd July, 1952 Revolution anniversary and wished more development and prosperity to them. The Egyptian President expressed his happiness at the participation of His Highness in the opening ceremony of the Mohamed Naguib Military Base and reciprocated his greetings to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa and wished further development and progress to the people of the UAE.