Bangladesh condoles over the demise of US Senator John McCain

Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, MP has expressed his profound shock at the death of US Senator John Sidney McCain.

In a letter of condolence to his counterpart US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, Mahmood Ali said: “I am deeply saddened at the demise of United States Senator John Sidney McCain yesterday.”

On behalf of the government and the people of Bangladesh, the Foreign Minister expressed heartfelt condolences to the Secretary of State and to the members of the bereaved family.

Mahmood Ali said “Late Senator McCain, who was a real American hero and a tall leader in the public service of the nation was always a strong voice for global humanity, which was reflected in his many commendable works in the Senate including in recent times his firm stand against the atrocities on the Rohingyas in Myanmar, and for holding the perpetrators accountable.”

He said: “Senator McCain’s and his family’s bondage with Bangladesh is very special as his adopted daughter, Bridget McCain, is of Bangladesh origin. We would remember late Senator McCain with reverence as a great friend of Bangladesh.”

“We pray for the salvation of his departed soul. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” the Foreign Minister said.


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