Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto participated in the tribute to and private funeral of former president of Israel Shimon Peres, held at the Mount Herzl National Cemetery, Jerusalem.

Shimon Peres was a tireless promoter of tolerance and peace, for which he was award the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994.

 “You have advocated understanding and justice and been a tireless defender of the loftiest causes of mankind.

You have not only worked for the present but above all, for the future of the people of Israel”: EPN (during Shimon Peres’ state visit to Mexico on November 27, 2013).

The president attended the funerals accompanied by Foreign Secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu and members of the Jewish Community in Mexico Salomón Achar and Rafael Zaga Kalach as special guests.