December 14, 2017

The President of the Republic sends messages of condolence to the President and the Prime Minister of Israel, 13 January 2014

The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, sent today a message of condolence to the President of Israel, Mr Shimon Peres, for the passing away of the former Prime Minister of Israel, Ariel Sharon.

In his message, the President stated the following:

“It was with profound sorrow that I received the news that the former Prime Minister of the State of Israel, Ariel Sharon, had passed away.

Ariel Sharon was an instrumental figure in shaping Israel’s history and, as a leader of strong convictions and character, has left an indelible mark.

In these difficult moments, on behalf of the people and the Government of the Republic of Cyprus as well as on my own behalf, I wish to express my sincere condolences to you, the Government and the people of the State of Israel, and our deepest sympathy to the bereaved family.”

Moreover, in his message to the Prime Minister of Israel, Mr Binyamin Netanyahu, the President of the Republic stated the following:

“It was with great sadness that I received the news of the passing of the former Prime Minister of the State of Israel, Ariel Sharon.

For decades, Ariel Sharon was a leading figure, defending the interests of his country, as a warrior and later as a statesman, with conviction and determination.

In these difficult moments, on behalf of the people and the Government of the Republic of Cyprus, I would like to convey our deepest condolences to the Government and the people of the State of Israel, as well as our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family.”