President Mohamed Morsi broke the Ramadan fast with members of Egypt’s newly-reshuffled Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) on Thursday at the Presidential Palace in Cairo's Heliopolis district.
Attendees reportedly discussed this week's sweeping personnel changes to the military's top brass, as well as recent developments in the country and region.
Morsi, for his part, used the occasion to stress the importance of raising the overall efficiency of Egypt's armed forces.
According to Morsi spokesman Yasser Ali, the president also asked the SCAF to raise standards of living for officers and soldiers in all branches of the armed forces.
On Sunday, the president – who hails from Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood – issued a surprise decision to retire SCAF head Hussein Tantawi and Chief-of-Staff Sami Anan; terminate the military's 18 June constitutional addendum; and appoint reformist judge Mahmoud Mekki as Egypt's new vice-president.
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