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Prime Minister to attend the state funeral of Shimon Peres

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Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will attend tomorrow’s state funeral in Jerusalem for Israel’s former President Shimon Peres.

In an earlier statement, Mr Löfven said, "With the death of Shimon Peres, Israel has lost a legendary leader and the world has lost a champion of peace. Shimon Peres was part of the generation who founded modern Israel. He will be remembered for his decades as a leading political representative in Israel for peace between Israelis and Palestinians."

Media questions of a practical nature concerning the state funeral should be addressed to the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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