Egyptian President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi meets with his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas – Press Photo
Egyptian President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi meets with his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas – Press Photo

Abbas offers condolences to Sisi on Mohieddin's death

Tue, May. 8, 2018
CAIRO – 8 May 2018: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas offered his condolences by telegram on Tuesday to President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi on the death of Egyptian leftist leader Khaled Mohieddin, the founder of the National Progressive Unionist Party.

Abbas said in the telegram that Mohieddin is a national activist who dedicated his life to defend his people and homeland and to serve his nation.

“The Palestinian people lost Mohieddin who was one of the most prominent figures concerned about the Palestinian case,” Abass Added, wishing Egypt and its people peace and security.

On Monday, President Sisi attended the funeral of Mohieddin with several military and high level officials, including Defence Minister Sedki Sobhi and presidential aide for national and strategic projects Ibrahim Mohleb.

Mohieddin passed away on Sunday May 6 at the age of 95 after being admitted to Maadi Military Hospital due to age-associated issues.

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 interviewed Mohieddin in December 1977 about the Arab-Israeli conflict a month after late President Anwar Sadat had 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.
 
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