Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. File photo
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday expressed deep shock at the death of Kofi Annan, a charismatic symbol of the United Nations (UN) who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general.
In a condolence message, the Prime Minister said the world has lost an iconic man at Kofi Annan's death.
The Prime Minister prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and expressed sympathy for his bereaved family members.
Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats died after a short unspecified illness, said his foundation in a tweet on Saturday.
Annan spent virtually his entire career as an administrator in the United Nations. He served two terms as secretary-general from January 1, 1997 to December 31, 2006. He and the UN were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001.