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.
The burial ceremony will take place after the repatriation of the body, and the funeral will be limited to a specific number of relatives.
His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa ordered the announcement of an official mourning for a week during which flags will be flown at half-mast.
Government ministries and departments will be closed for three days starting tomorrow.
“May Allah rest the soul of the deceased in eternal peace. From Allah we come and to Allah we return,” the Royal Court said.