President Dalia Grybauskaitė

President extends heartfelt condolences on the passing of former President Shimon Peres of the State of Israel

2016-09-28

Wednesday, 28 September, Vilnius President Dalia Grybauskaitė conveyed her heartfelt condolences to President Reuven Rivlin of the State of Israel and to all the people of the country on the passing of former President, Nobel Prize winner, Shimon Peres.

“President Shimon Peres – a founding father of the State of Israel – was a wise politician deeply committed to his state and nation. He was a forward-looking unifying leader always close to his people. Until the very last day he never abandoned the duty to seek dialogue and peace between Israel and its neighbors, between Jews, Arabs and all the people in the region through political, public and educational action. For this, he holds global respect and a loving memory of all. I extend my heartfelt condolences and those of the Lithuanian people to the family and friends of Shimon Peres and to your country,“ the President wrote in her message of condolences.

According to Dalia Grybauskaitė, having served his nation for many years with strong commitment and responsibility, President Shimon Peres will forever stay in the hearts of the people of Israel as a deeply respected and loved leader who contributed in a major way to building modern Israel.

Dalia Grybauskaitė has also warmly remembered her meetings and discussions with President Shimon Peres both in Israel and in Vilnius, very near to the place of his birth.

Press Service of the President

Last updated 2016.09.28 10:19

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