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Li Keqiang Sends Message of Condolences to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel Over the Passing of Shimon Peres

On September 28, 2016, Premier Li Keqiang sent a message of condolences to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel over the passing of former leader Shimon Peres. On behalf of the Chinese government and people and in his own name, Li Keqiang extended profound condolences over the passing of Shimon Peres and sincere sympathies to his families as well as the Israeli people.

Li Keqiang expressed in his message that Shimon Peres was a veteran statesman and an active promoter of the Middle East peace process who had enjoyed great reputation in the international community. During his lifetime, Shimon Peres had been devoted to pushing forward China-Israel relations for a long time and made important and positive contribution to promoting bilateral friendly cooperation in various fields.

Li Keqiang said that at present, China-Israel relations enjoy sound development. The Chinese side is willing to, together with Israel, facilitate the continuous, healthy and stable development of bilateral relations and constantly deepen bilateral cooperation in all fields, so as to benefit the two countries and their peoples.

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