Bereket Simone, a government spokesperson told journalists Meles will be buried in the capital Addis Ababa.
The announcement came as government delayed the swearing in of new leader Desalegne Hailemariam to give Ethiopians “time to mourn” the 57 year old leader.
Bereke dismissed reports that there were disputes surrounding Meles’ succession.
“There is no illusion for the succession process. Succession issue has been settled a year ago,” he said.
He said the decision to delay the swearing in was taken by parliament.