Bangladesh will observe today one-day state mourning in honour of its "real friend" the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan who breathed his last on Friday, reports BSS.
Cabinet Division issued a notification in this regard Friday.
National flag will be kept at half-mast at all government, semi-government and autonomous institutions and educational institutions and Bangladesh missions abroad in observance of the mourning day.
Special doa will be offered at all mosques tomorrow seeking eternal peace of departed soul of the UAE President.
Special prayers will also be arranged at religious institutions seeking eternal peace of the departed soul.
Meanwhile, President M Abdul Hamid expressed his profound shock and sorrow at the death of UAE President.
In a condolence message, he said the UEA President has played an important role for the development of Bangladesh-United Arab Emirates ties.
President Hamid said, at his death, Bangladesh lost a tested and true friend.
The head of the state prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed profound sympathy to the bereaved family.
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