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Poroshenko will go to Israel for Peres funeral
14:22, 29 September 2016
Poroshenko will go to Israel for Peres funeral

Funeral of the former President of Israel will be held on 30 September at the Mount Herzl in Jerusalem

14:22, 29 September 2016

president.gov.ua

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko will go to Israel to participate in the funeral of Shimon Peres on September 30. It is reported by the press service of the Head of State.

"President Petro Poroshenko will make a visit to Israel to participate in the funeral ceremony of the Nobel Peace Prize, a good friend of Ukraine, the President of Israel (2007-2014) Shimon Peres on September 30, 2016", reads the statement.

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A farewell ceremony to Shimon Peres will be held on September 30 at 9:30 am on the square in front of the Knesset, and the funeral are planned at 11:00 am on Mount Herzl.

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