Bahrain’s long-serving Prime Minister Sheik Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has passed on, the state media revealed. He was 84.
“The Royal Court grieves His Royal Highness … who died yesterday at Mayo Clinic Hospital in the United States of America,” the Bahrain News Agency said on Wednesday, without explaining.
He assumed a vital function in Bahrain’s political and monetary issues for over thirty years subsequent to making way for a choice that put paid to the Shah of Iran’s cases to the small Gulf archipelago.
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In any case, the prime minister, who was blamed by dissenters for restricting political changes and getting serious about activists, took a lower profile after his nephew King Hamad climbed the seat in March 1999.
My heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain. In this moment of grief, our thoughts and prayers are with HM the King of Bahrain, the royal family and the people of Bahrain.
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Ruler Khalifa died at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in the United States, the official Bahrain News Agency said.
The Kingdom of Bahrain is in mourning today following news that His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has died in hospital.
He passed away this morning at the Mayo Clinic in the USA#Bahrain
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The entombment service will happen after his remaining parts are moved home, and in accordance with Covid limitations the function will be restricted to a “particular number” of family members, it said.
Bahrain’s Royal Court announces death of Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa at the age of 84 pic.twitter.com/YTLkLYxj49
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The nation will hold seven days of legitimate grieving, during which banners will be flown at half-pole. Government services and divisions will be shut for three days.