Dignitaries Expected to Attend the Funeral for Former President Shimon Peres

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The Foreign Ministry: International delegations that have confirmed their attendance of the funeral for Israel’s ninth President, Shimon Peres so far:

• US President Barak Obama
• Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
• Former US President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary
• French President Francois Hollande
• Prince Charles
• Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
• US Secretary of State John Kerry
• German Chancellor Angela Merkel
• UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
• US Vice President Joe Biden
• German President Joachim Gauck
• French President Francois Hollande
• Crown Prince Charles and his wife
• Former Queen of the Netherlands, Queen Beatrix
• Romanian President Klaus Iohannnis
• Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe
• Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)




10 COMMENTS

  1. Will there not be any Arab leaders present? At Rabin’s funeral there were many high powered delegations:

    Egypt:
    President Hosni Mubarak
    Foreign Minister Amr Moussa
    Information Minister Safwat Elsherif
    Dr. Moustafa Khalil

    Jordan:
    H.M. King Hussein
    Queen Nour Al Hussein
    Crown Prince Hassan
    Prime Minister Zeid Bin Shaker
    Foreign Minister Kabariti Aboui Karim
    Chief of the Royal Hashemite Court Marwan Kasim
    Member Upper House of Parliament Zeid Rifai
    Member Upper House of Parliament Abdul Salam Majali

    Morocco:
    Prime Minister Abdul Afif Filali
    Counsellor to the King Andre Azoulay
    Minister of Science Gen. Abdulhak Kadiri

    Mauritania:
    Foreign Minister Ould Lehkah Moahem Salem

    Oman:
    Foreign Minister Yusuf Bin Alawi Abdallah

    Qatar:
    Information Minister Ahmed El Aziz Al-Kuwari

    Lebanon
    S.L.A. Commander Antoine Lahad

    The Egyptian and Jordanian delegations were very high powered.

  2. Shimon Peres zl facts”
    Defense Minister during Entebe Raid
    Responsible for Israels Nuclear Program
    Responsible for Israel’s first satelite system