Bahrain buries world’s longest serving prime minister

      Published on Sunday, 15 November , 2020      1856      
Bahrain buries world’s longest serving prime minister

  • Government

Bahrain on Friday buried Prince Khalifa bin Salman al Khalifa, the world’s longest serving prime minister, after his body returned from the United States where he died on Wednesday.

Khalifa, 84, the uncle of King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa, had served as prime minister since independence from Britain in 1971. The al-Khalifa family has reigned since 1783.




King Hamad on Wednesday appointed Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, 51, as the small Gulf state’s new prime minister.

He was buried in the Hunainiyah cemetery in Riffa in a small ceremony attended by royal family members and senior representatives of the Bahrain Defence Force, Interior Ministry and National Guard, state news agency BNA said.

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Category Government | 2020/11/15 latest update at 9:04 AM
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