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Presidnet Sisi heads military funeral of Egypt's former first lady Jehan Sadat

The funeral was held at Unknown Soldier Memorial in Cairo's Nasr City district

Ahram Online , Friday 9 Jul 2021
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Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and his spouse Entissar El-Sisi headed the military funeral held Friday afternoon for former first lady Jehan Sadat in Cairo, along with her family members.

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Minister of Defense Major General Mohamed Zaki along with a number of statesmen attended the funeral of the widow of late-president Mohamed Anwar El-Sadat that was aired on Egyptian state TV.

This is the first military funeral held in Egypt for a former first lady.

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The funeral was held at Unknown Soldier Memorial in Cairo's Nasr City district where the late former first lady was laid to rest beside her husband President Sadat.

Following the funeral, President El-Sisi and his spouse presented their condolence to the family of the late former first lady.

The former first lady, born in 1933, passed away after a battle with cancer. She had been transferred to a hospital and stayed in an ICU for nearly a month.

The Egyptian presidency on Friday mourned with deep sorrow the death of the former first lady and announced that President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi also bestowed on her the Order of Virtues (or Nishan el-Kamal), a female Egyptian order of knighthood, as an award of merit.

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