President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and top officials during the funeral of Major Khaled Mohieddin on May 7, 2018 - Press photo President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and top officials during the funeral of Major Khaled Mohieddin on May 7, 2018 - Press photo

Sisi attends Major Mohieddin's funeral, last of Free Officers

Mon, May. 7, 2018
CAIRO – 7 May 2018: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi led the funeral of Egyptian leftist leader Khaled Mohieddin, the founder of the National Progressive Unionist Party, on Monday, May 7.



The funeral ceremony was also attended by several military and high-level officials, including Defense Minister Sedki Sobhi and presidential aide for national and strategic projects Ibrahim Mahlab. Mohieddin passed away on Sunday at the age of 95.

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FILE- Egyptian leftist leader Khaled Mohieddin

Mohieddin was admitted to Maadi Military Hospital several days ago due to age-associated issues. President Sisi offered his condolences, according to a statement from presidency spokesperson Bassam Radi on Sunday.

“The deceased was a symbol for good national political action and he made valuable contributions throughout his political history since he had participated in the July 1952 Revolution,” the statement read.

Founding the National Progressive Unionist Party, Mohieddin enriched the party and parliamentary life, Sisi added.

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President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi condoles the family of late Major Khaled Mohieddin on May 7, 2018 - Press photo

Mohieddin was one of the major military leaders who participated in the 1952 Revolution and was one of the Free Officers who overthrew King Farouk. In 1970, Mohieddin was awarded the Soviet Union’s International Lenin Peace Prize.

Associated Press had interviewed Mohieddin in December 1977 about the Arab-Israeli conflict a month after late President Anwar Sadat paid his historic visit to Israel’s Knesset.

Mohieddin was born in Kafr Shukr, Qalyubia in 1922. He graduated from the Egyptian Military Academy in 1940 and obtained a bachelor’s of commerce in 1940.

 
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