Egypt Cancels January 25 Events

Egypt has cancelled celebrations marking the fourth anniversary of the January 25 revolution following the death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah.  The news was first reported by Egyptian Streets.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has declared one week of national mourning.

Egyptian flags at government offices will fly at half staff.

In a statement from the presidency, Egypt hailed the King and his stance towards its people and the region.

“The Egyptian people will never forget King Abdullah’s historical stances towards Egypt and its people which reflected wisdom and deep conviction of Arab unity,” the statement said.

President Sisi cut short his trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos to travel to Saudi Arabia to pay his respects and will meet with King Salman.

Garret Pustay
World News-Politics Contributor
World News-Politics Contributor at The Atlas Times.

Avid follower of international news, with a particular interest on the Middle East. A frequent commuter between New York and the Middle East.

Twitter: @garretpustay

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