Within the framework of the keenness of the General Command of the Armed Forces to build bridges of communication with Egyptian university students and raise the spirit of loyalty and belonging among students, and in the interest of Ain Shams University to raise the cultural and scientific level and educate its students in various fields of knowledge, the Popular and Military Defense Forces organized under the auspices of Major General Walid Hamed Al Hamaki, Commander of the Defense Forces Popular and military and in cooperation with Ain Shams University under the auspices of Prof. Mahmoud El-Meteini, President of the University and Prof. Abdel-Fattah Saoud, Vice President of the University for Education and Student Affairs, under the supervision of Colonel, Staff Officer, Ahmed Fahmy, Director of the Military Education Department at Ain Shams University, and the presence of Colonel Tariq El-Shimi, Deputy Director of the Military Education Department at the university, of the visit to the Cairo International Book Fair.
The visit comes within the directives of Prof. Abdel-Fattah Saoud, Vice President for Education and Student Affairs, stressed the necessity of activating field visits and participations for university students, as they form students’ awareness, add to them experiences, and help them develop their cultural and artistic capabilities in addition to the scientific aspects.
This session of the Cairo International Book Fair 2023 bears the slogan “On the Name of Egypt” and “Together We Read, Think, Create.” The intellectual activities mean focusing on highlighting the Egyptian identity, as the session organizes about 500 various activities in 7 halls. The poet Salah Jahin is the personality of the exhibition, and the writer Kamel Kilani is the personality of the Children's Book Exhibition.
The tour of the university students began by visiting the pavilion of the Ministry of Defense, in which the armed forces participate in books, publications, and historical and military publications at the exhibition, within the framework of disseminating military and civil science and knowledge through the publications of the armed forces that deal with the ancient Egyptian military history. In it, the university students listened to a detailed explanation of the different sections of the pavilion and shed light on some prominent personalities in the history of the Egyptian military. Some documentaries were reviewed about the most prominent maneuvers and exercises carried out by the armed forces, as well as a review of the role of the armed forces in various fields of development of the Egyptian state. The students were given some books, and the magazines of the different sections of the pavilion of the Ministry of Defense.
The students also visited the pavilion of the Ministry of the Interior to learn about the important role played by the police in achieving security and stability in Egypt.
The visit concluded with a free tour for the university students inside the various pavilions of the book fair. The students expressed their happiness to participate in this visit and their pride in the achievements of the armed forces in the pavilion of the Ministry of Defense. The students also praised the exhibition and the efforts made in the current session in terms of the wonderful organization in the various pavilions.