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In Photos: Egypt's Sisi leads military funeral procession for late military production minister El-Assar

In late June, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi promoted El-Assar, who died on Monday at 74, to the honorary rank of lieutenant-general, and bestowed upon him the Nile sash

Ahram Online , Tuesday 7 Jul 2020
President Sisi leading the funeral procession for the late minister of military production Mohamed El-Assar (Photo courtesy of the Egyptian presidency spokesman official Facebook page )

Egypt held on Tuesday a military funeral procession for Minister of State for Military Production Mohamed El-Assar, who died on Monday at the age of 74.

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi led the funeral procession, which included top government officials and military leaders.

The mourners included parliament Speaker Ali Abdel-Aal, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Defence Minister Mohamed Zaki and the chief-of-staff of the Army Mohamed Farid.

Leaders of main branches of the armed forces, as well as a number of former military leaders, were also present at the last farewell of the late minister.

The funeral procession started at El-Mosheer Tantawi mosque complex in New Cairo.

The president offered his condolences to the family of El-Assar at the event.

El-Assar graduated from the Military Technical College in 1967.

He served as the military production minister since 2015.

He was also a member of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces during the 2011 Revolution, when the army sided with the Egyptian people’s demand to oust president Hosni Mubarak.

In late June, President El-Sisi promoted El-Assar to the honorary rank of lieutenant-general, and bestowed upon him the Nile sash.





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