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CairocTypeface:> Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi was sworn in on Tuesday before parliament for a third term, in a ceremony held at the new administrative capital east of Cairo.

Al-Sissi, who has been in power since 2014, secured another six years in office after receiving nearly 90 percent of the vote in a December election, which was overshadowed by the war in Gaza and a severe domestic economic crisis.

Addressing parliament in a televised address, al-Sissi said that Egypt in recent years faced challenges of unmatched magnitude and intensity throughout its modern history, due to internal destabilizing attempts, global crises, and fierce international and regional wars.

He vowed to continue reforms and give a priority to “protecting Egypt’s national security amid a turbulent regional and international environment.” The new administrative capital, launched in 2015, is the flagship construction scheme in a string of mega-projects undertaken by al-Sissi. (DPA)

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