CAIRO: President-elect Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is to be sworn in Sunday at the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, then will head to Ithadeya presidential palace in Heliopolis for the full inauguration ceremony , according to a press statement issued from the presidential office Saturday evening.
Sisi is then scheduled to meet a number of heads of state who participated his inauguration, then he had his predecessor will each deliver an address to the nation.
Following the two speeches, the two will ink a document to transfer power, which the presidential office said is the first such document in Egypt history.
A state banquet is also scheduled Sunday night for the attending heads of state.
The visiting Arab kings and leaders include Bahrain’s Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifah, Jordan’s Abdullah II, Emir of Kuwait Sabah al-Ahmed Gaber al-Sabah, the President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas, and the President of the Republic of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi Mohamed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, and a personal envoy of the Sultan of Oman.
The vice-presidents of Iraq, the Comoros, Sudan and South Sudan, and the head of the Lebanese parliament, chairman of the National People in Algeria, and senior vice president of the National Congress of Libya will also attend the ceremony.
Western leaders scheduled to attend the ceremony include President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades, the president of the Russian parliament, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece, the President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), beside representatives from the United Nations, China, Iran, and the U.S. Department of State.
Sunday evening, Sisi is expected to head to Qobba Palace of Cairo where a celebration will be held for more than 1,200 Egyptians representing different brackets of Egyptian society. During this celebration, Mansour is scheduled to deliver a short speech followed by Sisi’s nation address, the statement continued.