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

The president attended the funeral accompanied by Foreign Secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu.

At the ceremonies to honor the Nobel Peace Prize winner and former prime minister of Israel, the president was accompanied by members of the Jewish community in Mexico Salomón Achar and Rafael Zaga Kalach as special guests.

Afterwards, President Peña Nieto was driven to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv for his return flight to Mexico City.