Prime Minister Theresa May visits Israeli Embassy to pay respects to Shimon Peres

By October 06 2016, 17:55 Latest News No Comments

theresa-may-4Prime Minister Theresa May visited the Israeli Embassy in London on Wednesday to pay her respects and offer condolences following the death of former President of Israel, Shimon Peres.

The Prime Minister signed the Embassy’s book of Condolences during her visit.

Ambassador of Israel, H.E. Mark Regev, posted on his Twitter page: “Honoured to welcome PM Theresa May @Number10gov to @IsraelinUK today to sign the Book of Condolences for our late President Shimon Peres”.

HRH Prince Charles of Wales and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson attended the funeral of Shimon Peres last Friday, together with former Prime Ministers David Cameron and Tony Blair, who had known and spent many years exchanging views with the elder statesman.

Mourning the passing of the former Israeli leader, Prime Minister May said: “I am deeply saddened to hear that Shimon Peres has died. He was a visionary and courageous statesman, who worked relentlessly for peace and never lost hope that this would one day be achievable. He was a truly deserving winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. My thoughts go out to the Israeli people and the family of Shimon Peres as they mourn the loss of a beloved father and compatriot – a great man who epitomised optimism and a belief that by working together we can build a brighter future for generations to come”.

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