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Vice-premier mourns passing of Israel’s Shimon Peres

Updated: Sep 30,2016 7:53 AM     Xinhua

Vice-Premier Liu Yandong (R) signs the condolence book at the Israeli Embassy in Beijing, capital of China, Sept 29, 2016. Liu Yandong on Sept 29 visited the Israeli Embassy in Beijing and mourned the passing of former Israeli leader Shimon Peres. Liu expressed deep condolences on behalf of the Chinese government and people. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING — Vice-Premier Liu Yandong on Sept 29 visited the Israeli Embassy in Beijing and mourned the passing of former Israeli leader Shimon Peres.

Liu expressed deep condolences on behalf of the Chinese government and people.

Calling Peres a veteran statesman and an active promoter of the Middle East peace process, she said Peres had made important contributions to China-Israel relations.

Peres passed away at the age of 93 early morning on Sept 28 after suffering a major stroke more than two weeks ago.

President Xi Jinping sent a condolence message to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Sept 28.

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