At the invitation of the Israeli government, President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto will attend the state funeral of former President of Israel and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres.

The president will travel tonight and attend the funeral to be held on Friday at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem. He will return to Mexico after the ceremony.

The Mexican president expressed his condolences to the Israeli people, particularly the family of the former Prime Minister of Israel, and said that, “Mexicans have fond memories of his visits to our country and his warm words to Mexico and its people”.

President Peña Nieto will be accompanied by Foreign Secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu.