Egyptian National Day marked [Archives:2003/654/Community]

July 28 2003

On the occasion of Egypt's national day, Charge d' affairs of the Egyptian Embassy to Yemen held a reception at the Taj Sheba Hotel in Sanaa on July 23.
The event was attended by Minister of Interior Rashad Al-Aleemi, Minister of Capital Secretariat Ahmed Al-Kuhlani, Minister of Education Dr. Abdussalam Al-Jowfi, and Minister of Defense Abdullah Aleewa, along with several ambassadors, diplomats, intellectuals, and media people.
During the reception, top-ranking guests were introduced to the various publications of the Egyptian cultural center including the “Kanana” newspaper. The guests also toured a photo exhibition showing pictures of President Saleh and Husni Mubarak taken in Yemen and Egypt.
The celebration this year marks 51 years since the Egyptian revolution against British occupation. The 23rd of July Revolution is considered a turning point in Egyptian History and history of the entire Third World during the second half of the 20th century. The Revolution sprang from the Egyptian conscience, reflecting the history, traditions and heritage of the Egyptian people. The revolution changed the face of life in Egypt dramatically, and inspired other revolutions throughout the Arab world including Yemen, whose revolutions in 1963 and 1962 were based on motives and objectives similar to those of the Egyptian revolution.