I am deeply saddened and shocked to learn about the passing away of His Excellency Mr. Shimon Peres, Noble laureate, former President, Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the State of Israel. I recall my meeting with him in Tel Aviv, when my father and Prime Minister of Nepal Girija Prasad Koirala visited Israel. He was widely respected for his dedication and commitment to peace, which he truly and tirelessly pursued throughout his life. The late leader was a great advocate of Nepal-Israel relations. Nepal has lost a true friend and well-wisher in his death.
In this hour of grief and sorrow, I, on behalf of the Nepali Congress Party and on my own, would like to express our heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies to the bereaved family members, people and the Government of Israel on this irreparable loss.
We pray for the eternal peace to the departed soul.
October 5, 2016.