Foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali has expressed deep shock at demise of United States senator John Sidney McCain.
‘I am deeply saddened.... On behalf of the government and the people of Bangladesh, I express our heartfelt condolence to you and through you to the government and the people of the United States and particularly to the members of his bereaved family,’ he said in a message to US secretary of state Michael R Pompeo.
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 perpetrators accountable, said Minister Ali.
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, according to the foreign ministry here.
‘We would remember late senator McCain (who passed away on August 25) with reverence as a great friend of Bangladesh,’ minister Ali said.
The foreign minister prayed for the salvation of his departed soul. ‘May his soul rest in eternal peace.’