Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad said: “Egypt and Syria united against the Israeli enemy in 1973,” while President of the Palestinian Liberation Organization Mahmoud Abbass “congratulated Egypt on their 40 year 6th of October war anniversary,” on Sunday.
Al Assad added in an interview: “Today we see that Arab countries are unified against Syria, at that time the Syrian and Egyptian armies were locked in battle against the Israeli enemy; today is different.”
Abbass sent a telegraph to Egyptian interim president Adly Mansour congratulating him and wishing the land of Egypt and its people security and stability, while also “commending the strong will of the people of Egypt and the greatness, the ability of its army and its armed forces to protect homeland security and security of Egyptian citizens.”
Fatah also congratulated Egypt on its “anniversary of its 40- year victory” and added that the “Egyptian forces taught the enemy a lesson they will not forget.”
Fatah stated that the “depth of the historical relationship between the Egyptian and Palestinian people is great,” and stressed the “importance of developing the relationship between both countries.”
Al-Assad added: “Syria’s independence created many events in history, militarily and politically, particularly with the Egyptian unity.”
Al Assad said: “Syria’s history was influenced since the [Egyptian] military delegation meeting with [late president Gamal] Abdel Nasser, who thwarted the Muslim Brotherhood threat.”