File photo- President Hosni Mubarak File photo- President Hosni Mubarak

Leaders worldwide mourn President Hosni Mubarak

Tue, Feb. 25, 2020
CAIRO - 25 February 2020: International leaders mourned President Hosni Mubarak, notably mentioning his role in October war and its aftermath, as well his maintaining peace with Israel.

The U.A.E. declared flying its flag at half-mast for one day to mourn Mubarak, recalling his "patriotic and historic" stances. Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa expressed his condolences to President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Mubarak's family, highlighting his efforts in serving Egypt and the causes of the Arab and Islamic world.

Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohamed extended their "heartfelt condolences" to Sisi. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas also noted Mubarak's support to the Palestinian people, mourning the president of 30 years with "great sadness and sorrow."

The Arab League said Mubarak was "a prominent military leader who played a historic role in returning Egypt's military and national dignity in the October 1973 war, and then worked with sincerity, dedication and patriotism as a president of the republic to achieve peace and development in Egypt and the Middle East. He was sincere to Arabism and the Palestinian cause and a strong supporter of the Arab League."

In an answer to a question, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo extended his condolences to Mubarak's family.
 
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