High-level politicians, figures in Mubarak memorial service at Tantawy Mosque in New Cairo, Friday February 28/ Egypt Today
CAIRO – 28 February 2020: Number of Egypt’s high-level politicians and figures spotted, Friday at the memorial service of former President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak at Tantawy Mosque in New Cairo.
Among the attendees; former Interior Minister of Mubarak era Habib al-Adli, former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq, former Secretary-General of the Arab League Amr Moussa, former head of the Presidency Office Zakaria Azmy, along with number of public figures.
Egypt’s Chief Aide-de-Camp Major General Sabry Youssef, also represented President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi in the memorial service of Mubarak according to sources told Egypt Today.
Other Arab representatives attended the memorial service to offer their condolences over Mubarak's death.
Kuwait Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al Mohammad Al Sabah left for Cairo on Friday to offer Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah's condolences over the death of Mubarak.
Earlier, the Kuwaiti foreign minister praised the role played by late former president in liberating Kuwait from the Iraqi invasion.
Kuwait will never forget Mubarak's role in this regard, Sheikh Ahmed said Thursday as he offered condolences for Mubarak's death at the residence of the Egyptian ambassador in Kuwait City.
On February 26, Egypt’s President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi arrived headed the funeral prayer of former president Mohamed Hosni Mubarak at El-Mosheer Tantawy Mosque.
Other Egyptian political figures and members of the government attended the funeral including current Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly.
On Tuesday, Cabinet, Armed forces and presidency issued statements mourning the death of former president Hosni Mubarak who passed away at the age of 91.
"The presidency deeply mourns former president Mohamed Hosni Mubarak for his services to the country as a commander, and one of the heroes of the great October War. Mubarak was commander of the Air Forces during the war that restored dignity and pride to the Arab nation," the presidency said in a statement, as it expressed condolences to his family.
Egypt also declared three days of national mourning starting from Wednesday.