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Foreign minister: Senator McCain was strong voice for global humanity

  • Published at 12:11 pm August 27th, 2018
File photo of Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali Dhaka Tribune

He spoke of McCain’s support for Bangladesh and extended his condolences

Minister for Foreign Affairs AH Mahmood Ali has shared his condolences for the death of US Senator John S McCain.

In a message to US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, Mahmood said: “I am deeply saddened, and on behalf of the Government of Bangladesh, I extend our heartfelt condolences to the government and the people of the US, and particularly to the bereaved family.”  

Mahmood also said: “The late senator was a real American hero and a leader in the public service of the nation. His commendable work in the Senate, and firm stand against the atrocities on Rohingyas in Myanmar, made him stand out as a strong voice for global humanity.

“McCain’s family’s bond with Bangladesh is a special one, as his adopted daughter Bridget McCain is of Bangladeshi origin,” he also said.

“We will remember the late senator with reverence as a great friend of Bangladesh. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” he added.