Egypt’s Mubarak to return in next two days: paper

Egypt’s Mubarak to return in next two days: paper
# 26 March 2010 22:32 (UTC +04:00)
Baku – APA. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will return to Egypt from Germany on either Saturday or Sunday following gallbladder surgery, a state-run newspaper said, APA reports quoting “Reuters”.
"President Hosni Mubarak will return to the motherland today or tomorrow," the early edition of Saturday’s al-Gomhuria newspaper said on its front page, without citing its source.
The 81-year-old president also had benign tissue removed during the operation conducted at Heidelberg University Hospital in Germany on March 6.
The newspaper said that the medical team treating Mubarak was scheduled to hold a news conference on Saturday to announce its final report and to discharge him.
It added that sources at Cairo airport said Mubarak would fly to the Red Sea resort town of Sharm el Sheikh to recuperate.
Mubarak handed presidential powers to Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif just before the operation, and has not yet officially taken them back, although he has been shown speaking on the telephone with foreign leaders and local officials while at the hospital.
Mubarak has ruled Egypt for almost three decades. As with other occasions when he has had medical treatment, the latest incident sparked rumors about his condition.
Egypt’s stock market fell sharply in the days after the president’s operation, before steadying when images of him sitting and chatting with doctors were broadcast on March 16.