Prime News, International and National, Manama/New Delhi, November 12:- The world’s longest serving Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa of Bahrain, passed away on Wednesday (November 12). He was 84.
Prince Khalifa, who took office after Bahrain gained independence in 1971, had been receiving treatment at a hospital in the United States of America, the state media said. He was an uncle to the Bahraini King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa.
A week-long official mourning has been declared in Bahrain and flags will be flown at half-mast. Government ministries and departments will be closed for three days starting this morning.
India Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday expressed condolences on the passing away of Bahrain Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.
In his message, Modi said his thoughts and prayers are with the King of Bahrain, the royal family and the people of Bahrain in this time of grief. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)