28 September 2016

Rwanda Sympathizes With Israel for the Death of Shimon Peres

Louise Mushikiwabo, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation sends out condolences to Israel few hours after the loss of its former President, Shimon Peres.

"Sympathy and solidarity with Israel, the family and many friends of Shimon Perez; a great statesman has passed on," Rwanda's Government spokesperson tweeted.

The ex-president and Nobel laureate, Shimon Perez passed away on Wednesday around 3.00 a.m. following two-week major stroke.

The family member told media in a press conference, "Today, we sense that the entire nation of Israel and the global community mourns this great loss," adding that they share this pain together.

Apart from Rwanda's Foreign Affair Minister, current US President Barack Obama, former US President, Bill Clinton and Ex-UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair are among other dignitaries who suddenly sent their tributes and condolences.

Rwanda and Israel's relations are on friendly footing. Israel premier, Benjamin Netanyahu made a historic visit to Rwanda July of this year to further strengthen bilateral ties centered on partnership agreements of mutual interest.

Shimon Peres died at 93 year-old. He was the ninth President of Israel from 2007 to 2012. He also served twice as Prime Minister and interim Prime Minister spanning 66 years in political top posts.

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