Republic Day 2023: Who's The Chief Guest

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By Ada Kohli
Published Jan 25, 2023

Hindustan Times

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is to be the chief guest at India's 74th Republic Day celebrations

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Here are a few things to know about the Egyptian president

First Egyptian leader to attend India's Republic Day celebrations

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President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi who has been serving as president of Egypt since 2014 will be the first Egyptian leader to be hosted by India for the Republic Day celebrations

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Retired military officer

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He is a retired military officer who served as the commander-in-chief of the Egyptian army till 2014

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Became president after a military coup in 2013

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After deposing Mohamed Morsi, the first democratically elected president through a military coup in 2013, Sisi won the elections to become Egypt's president in 2014

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Early Life

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Born in 1954, he graduated from the military academy of Egypt and received additional training from Joint Services Command and Staff College in the UK in 1992

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