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 The nation will observe one-day state mourning today with due solemnity over the death of Kuwait Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, reports Somoy TV, banglanews24.com, Kaler Kantho.  The national flag will be hoisted half-mast across the country.  Besides, special prayers will be held at all religious institutions and worship places across the country.  Sheikh Sabah, the architect of Kuwait’s modern foreign policy, was the country’s foreign minister for about 40 years from 1963 to 2003.
He had been the Emir of Kuwait since 2006.
 He died at a United States hospital around 8pm (Bangladesh time) on Tuesday. He was 91. Earlier in July, he was flown to there for medical treatment following surgery for an unspecified condition in Kuwait.
Sheikh Sabah was born in 1929.
 President M Abdul Hamid expressed profound sorrow and shock at the death of Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah.
 In a condolence message, the President said, Kuwait’s Emir played a very significant role in development of bilateral ties between Bangladesh and Kuwait.
 The head of the state prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.