Mubarak returns home

Published March 27th, 2010 - 04:44 GMT

The Egyptian president on Saturday returned home following surgery in Germany, according to the state-run media. Sources at Cairo airport said Hosni Mubarak landed in the Egyptian Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh to recuperate.


Mubarak, accompanied by his wife and family members, was greeted by senior government officials and military leaders after his flight from Baden-Baden.


"The President has fully recovered from the effects of the successful surgical intervention conducted on him exactly three weeks ago", Markus Buechler, the director of the surgical department at Heidelberg University Hospital, said.


An Egyptian official told the Reuters the president would reassume presidential powers on his return.

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