Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (L) shaking hands with an officer in the company of Australian Governor-general Sir Peter Cosgrove (2nd-L) at El Alamein War Cemetary, during a ceremony marking 75 years since the pivotal WWII battle in the Egyptian Mediterranean town of the same name, about 100 kilometres (62 miles) west of Alexandria.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C) and Australian Governor-general Sir Peter Cosgrove (2nd-L) attending a presentation at El Alamein War Cemetary, during a ceremony marking 75 years since the pivotal WWII battle in the Egyptian Mediterranean town of the same name, about 100 kilometres (62 miles) west of Alexandria.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C) and Australian Governor-general Sir Peter Cosgrove (2nd-L) attending a presentation at El Alamein War Cemetary, during a ceremony marking 75 years since the pivotal WWII battle in the Egyptian Mediterranean town of the same name, about 100 kilometres (62 miles) west of Alexandria.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C-R) receiving Australian Governor-general Sir Peter Cosgrove (C-L) at El Alamein War Cemetary, during a ceremony marking 75 years since the pivotal WWII battle in the Egyptian Mediterranean town of the same name, about 100 kilometres (62 miles) west of Alexandria.