The United Arab Emirates' President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan died aged 73 on Friday, state media said, after battling illness for several years.
"The Ministry of Presidential Affairs condoles the people of the UAE and the Islamic world... on the passing of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan on Friday, May 13," the official WAM news agency said.
Bangladesh to observe 1-day state mourning for UAE President
Bangladesh will observe one-day state mourning on Saturday to pay homage to the United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan who passed away on Friday, said the Cabinet Division.
The national flag will be hoisted at half-mast at all government, semi-government and autonomous offices, educational institutions, and all government and non-government buildings and at all Bangladesh missions abroad.
Special prayers will be offered at all mosques across the country and places of worship for other religions, seeking eternal peace for the departed soul of Sheikh Khalifa.