Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi mourned on Thursday the death of Jordanian king’s personal envoy, Prince Muhammed bin Talal, the younger brother of late King Hussein.
The Jordanian prince passed away earlier on Thursday aged 80. Prince Muhammed, also the second son of late King Talal, served as crown prince for 10 years from 1952.
A statement by the presidency read “sisterly Jordan has lost one of its most prominent men,” hailing the deceased prince as “a wise patriotic symbol who spent his life serving his homeland.”
The statement added that Prince Muhammed bin Talal “had contributed - over decades - in achieving prosperity and stability for his nation.”
President El-Sisi mourns on his behalf and on behalf of the Egyptian people and government the death of the prince, the statement said.
El-Sisi “expresses his deep sorrow and sincere condolences to the brotherly Jordanian people and [the deceased’s] dear family,” the statement read.
El-Sisi also “prays that God Almighty grants his generous mercy on the dear prince and grant his family patience and solace,” the statement added.