Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak looks towards his supporters during celebrations of the 43rd anniversary of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war, at Maadi military hospital on the outskirts of Cairo, October 2016 - REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
CAIRO – 25 February 2020: Egypt’s entities and activists have mourned former President Hosni Mubarak, Tuesday, describing his as one of Egypt’s Armed forces loyal men “who defended the country during October War, 1973”.
Grand Mufti Shawqi Allam, expressed in a statement, Tuesday his heartfelt condolences to Mubarak's family.
“Mubarak one of Egypt’s armed forces men who defended our beloved Egypt in the war of October 6, 1973, which restored dignity and pride to all Arab nation.” Allam stated.
Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed el Tayyeb, as well offered his heartfelt condolences, praising Mubarak’s “patriotic and historical role”.
The House of Representatives mourned president Mubarak, describing him as a great man, played vital role at October War. Parliament, speaker Ali Abdel Aal, expressed deep condolences to Mubarak’s family.
Cabinet, Armed forces and presidency issued similar statements mourning the death of former president Hosni Mubarak.
"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.
Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark issued a statement mourning former President Mubarak. “He took responsibility for his country in a difficult situation and severed in his post for three decades”. The statement said.
Egypt’s prominent activist Wael Ghonim, who played a vital role in Egypt's 2011 Revolution, mourned Mubarak on his Twitter account, saying that he took huge responsibility, he hit and missed but eventually, history will judge him”.
Egyptian diplomat and former Vice President Mohamed El Baradei also mourned Mubarak in a tweet and offered his condolences to the family.
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak passed away at the age of 91 on Tuesday.
Mubarak, the fourth president to Egypt, ruled the country for a period of 30 years before he was forced to step down on February 11, 2011 as a result of the January 25 Revolution.
Military funeral expected to be held in the afternoon of February 26 for former President. The country declared three days of national mourning starting from Wednesday.