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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang's Remarks on Passing of Former Israeli President Peres

2016-09-28

Q: Former Israeli President Shimon Peres passed away on September 28. What is your comment on Mr. Peres?

A: China is deeply saddened by his passing-away. We want to express our sincere sympathies to the Israeli government, Israeli people and family members of Mr. Peres.

Mr. Peres is a veteran statesman and diplomat. He initiated and devoted his life to actively promoting the peace process in the Middle East. He also made important contributions to the development of China-Israel relations. His death is a loss to peace in the Middle East and to China-Israel relations.

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