Boutros Ghali to be given military funeral in Egypt

Ahram Online , Tuesday 16 Feb 2016

The former UN secretary-general was a recipient of the Order of the Nile, Egypt's highest state honour

A military funeral will be held for former UN secretary-general Boutros Ghali in Egypt, state news agency MENA reported Tuesday. 

Military funerals are held in Egypt for current or former military personnel and occasionally for the recipients of the 'Order of the Nile' distinction, the highest honour bestowed by the Egyptian state.

The former minister of state for foreign affairs received the Order of the Nile in 2012.

The funeral will be held next Thursday in Cairo.

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