Egyptian Chief of Staff Inspects Soldiers’ Preparedness Near Libyan Border


The Egyptian Armed Forces announced that the Chief of Staff, Mohamed Farid, inspected procedures for the line up, and combat readiness of soldiers, on the western border with Libya.

In a statement, the Egyptian Armed Forces said: “General Mohamed Farid, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, witnessed the procedures for the lineup and combat readiness of the elements of the armed forces on the western border. This was within the framework of the General Command’s plan to follow up the strict measures, and procedures to protect the country’s borders, and national security, in all strategic directions by land, sea, and air. This is in cooperation with all the main branches, and tactical formations of the armed forces”.

“The Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces listened to the measures taken to raise the levels of combat readiness, and the decisions of leaders at all levels. As well as organising cooperation between all elements of the land forces, and the main branches of the armed forces. This is in a manner that ensures that all tasks are executed accurately, and in the specified times,” the statement said. Adding that a number of leaders, and officers also discussed methods of carrying out the planned tasks, and ways to confront the sharp and rapid changes, during fighting operations.

“The Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces has passed by the elements lined up to check on their readiness, their ability to carry out all tasks, and the level of technical competence of weapons and equipment,” it added. During his tour, Farid also transferred the greetings and appreciation of Egyptian President Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi, and Minister of Defense, Mohamed Zaki, to the Egyptian Armed Forces.