Rutte and Obama affected by death, Peres
Minister-president Mark Rutte said to have been struck by the death of former Israeli president and prime minister Shimon Peres.”His long and eventful life runs parallel with the equally tumultuous history of the state of Israel”
That’s what he says in a statement on Facebook.
“I’ve Peres a couple of times to meet. On me he made a deep impression by his deep-rooted ideals and militancy, which he combined with wisdom and a great dedication to his country and to the peace process in the Middle East. Remember that hopeful time in 1994, in which he, along with Yitzhak Rabin and the Palestinian leader Arafat the Nobel Peace prize won. Israel loses a great statesman, to whom worldwide, with great respect is teruggedacht.” Rutte will stay on this time in South Korea for a state visit.
President Barack Obama of the United States, the former Israeli president Shimon Peres praised as a “warrior for Israel and the Middle East”. After the death of Peres told Obama that America is in debt to Peres. “Nobody has become a force for peace between our countries than Peres. A light has been extinguished, but the hope which he has given to us will forever burn.”, Obama said.
It is expected that Obama will be present at the funeral, Peres.
Peres died Wednesday in Tel Aviv at the age of 93, after he on 13 september, a massive stroke, got. Peres was in twelve Israeli cabinets minister, twice prime minister, and from 2007 to 2014 president. In 1994 Peres along with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat the Nobel Peace prize.