The president, the prime minister and the leader of the opposition have expressed profound grief over the death of King Fahd. The Bangladesh leaders also congratulated Prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud as the new King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and Defense Minister Sultan bin Abdel Aziz as the Heir Prince.
The president in his condolence message sent to the new King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, who succeeded his brother, expressed deep shock at the death of King Fahd. Prime Minister Khaleda Zia also expressed profound shock at the demise of King Fahd. Khaleda Zia said the brotherly relations between the two countries reached a new height in different areas of cooperation during the reign of King Fahd. Awami League chief and Leader of the Opposition Sheikh Hasina expressed her profound shock at the death of King Fahd. In her message, she recalled the late King's leadership in strengthening the Muslim Ummah as custodian of the two holiest places of the Muslim world.