Minister of Defense Mohamed Hussein Tantawi of Egypt

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Tantawi received his commission on 1 April 1956 serving in the infantry, and he has participated in the wars of 1956, 1967, and 1973.
Tantawi is being seen as a possible contender for the Egyptian presidency.
Among the commands Tantawi has had, are Commander of the Presidential Guard and Chief of the Operations Authority of the Armed Forces.
On his return home, Tantawi was received by President Hosni Mubarak to review the outcome of the visit.
Tantawi expressed satisfaction with the results of his Washington talks, which he described as successful.
Speaking to Al-Ahram Weekly, Tantawi said the Egyptian military creed is based on a "peace that is protected by force.
Field Marshal Tantawi said at the end of his first visit to Britain, before leaving for Germany last week that his talks in the British capital reflected identical views of both sides on regional and international developments.
Answering a question on whether there would be change in the military doctrine of the Egyptian Army, Marshal Tantawi said nothing has taken place that necessitates a review of such doctrine.
On his part, the British Defense Secretary told Al Ahram that his country was looking forward to developing close relations with Egypt, adding that the visit by Marshal Tantawi has given a boost to military cooperation.
Minister of defense Mohamed Hussein Tantawi has agreed to let US play the final at Cairo Stadium," Al Ahly's spokesman Gamal Gabr told FilGoal.