DHAKA, March 11, 2017 (BSS) - Bangladesh Ambassador to Brazil and former Foreign Secretary Mohamed Mijarul Quayes died at a hospital in Brasilia, a Foreign Ministry spokesman told BSS.
"Mr Quayes was admitted to the hospital several days ago for ailments.
He breathed his last at 9 pm (Friday) Brazil local time and 6 am (Saturday) Bangladesh time," the spokesman said without immediate elaboration.
A career diplomat, Quayes was a 1982 batch officer of Bangladesh Civil Service, who served as foreign secretary and other in capacities at home and abroad.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and President Abdul Hamid mourned his death recalling his contribution to the country's foreign service, seeking divine blessings for his eternal peace and conveying their sympathy to the bereaved family members.
Foreign minister AH Mahmud Ali, State Minister Md Shahriar Alam and foreign secretary Md Shahidul Haque issued statements expressing their deep shock.
They also prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed profound sympathy to the bereaved family members.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)