Security beefed up in downtown Cairo ahead of Sisi’s visit to parliament
President Abdel Fatah al Sisi gives a speech at Egyptian parliament

CAIRO: Security forces have reinforced their presence in the vicinity of downtown Cairo ahead of President Abdel Fatah al Sisi’s visit to the headquarters of Egypt’s newly-elected House of Representatives, Youm7 reported.

Sisi is scheduled to address the parliament Saturday at 10:00 a.m. for the first time since he assumed power in June 2014. The parliament commenced its opening session Jan. 10, for the first time in more than three years, after the Islamic-dominated parliament was dissolved in 2012.

All necessary measures including cell jammers, explosives detectors, and sniffer dogs had been put in place to ensure maximum protection of the president and the delegates attending the session, Cairo security chief was quoted by Al Ahram Friday.

Presidential Republican Guard had visited the parliament headquarters Thursday to implementing final security ‎measures ahead of the visit, according to Al Ahram.

All the 596 MPs, government officials, public figures ambassadors of foreign countries, speakers of a number of Arab parliaments and clergymen are expected to be present during the speech.

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