President Sisi mourns Head of Defense Committee of Parliament Kamal Amer

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Thu, 04 Mar 2021 - 05:19 GMT

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attends a press conference with his Russian counterpart following their talks at the presidential palace in the capital Cairo on December 11, 2017. KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attends a press conference with his Russian counterpart following their talks at the presidential palace in the capital Cairo on December 11, 2017. KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images

CAIRO - 4 March 2021: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi mourned Head of the Defense and National Security Committee in the House of Representatives Major General Kamal Amer, who passed away as a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection on Thursday.

 

“Egypt, today, has lost one of its most valuable men, my teacher, professor, and leader Major General Kamal Amer, the head of the Defense and National Security Committee in the House of Representatives. The deceased was the best teacher and leader, loyal and faithful to the country until the last moment in his life. May Allah have mercy on the dear deceased,” tweeted President Sisi, offering his condolences to the deceased’s family and relatives.

 

 

President Sisi also issued a decree on Thursday to promote the deceased as a Lieutenant General and awarded him the Nile Sash, according to a statement from the Egyptian Presidency. In addition to this, one of the new under-construction roads or squares will be named after Amer Kamal.

 

Chair of the Defense and National Security Committee in the House of Representatives Major General Kamal Amer passed away on Thursday after he was infected with new coronavirus COVID-19.

  

I it is expected that the House of Representatives will appoint lawmaker Heba El Awady to succeed him.

 

MP Kamal Amer was infected with the virus few days ago, and then he was hospitalized after  his health worsened.  He died after failed attempts to treat him.

 

Amer graduated in 1962 from the Infantry Department at the Military Academy. He also obtained a master's degree in military science in October 1972, and an associate's degree in military strategy in June 1984.

 

He was commander of the Third Field Army, and its chief of staff until 1994. He then became the manager of the Military Intelligence and Reconnaissance Department and was its deputy until 1997.  He held many prominent civilian positions such as Governor of Matrouh, Governor of Aswan, and Editor-in-Chief of Defense Magazine since December.

 

He participated in several wars like 1073 War, the North Yemen Civil War, War of Attrition, and the Gulf War.

 

 

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