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World figures to attend funeral of Israel's Shimon Peres

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu observes a moment of silence as he stands next to a photographer of former Israeli President Shimon Peres at the start of a special cabinet meeting to mourn the death of Peres, in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. (Ronen Zvulun, Pool via AP)
September 29, 2016 - 11:32 AM

JERUSALEM - The following world figures have confirmed attendance at Shimon Peres' funeral in Jerusalem on Friday:

United States

— U.S President Barack Obama

— Former U.S. President Bill Clinton

— U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

Palestinian Authority

— Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

— Senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat

— Palestinian intelligence chief Majid Faraj

—Cabinet minister Hussein Sheikh

—Palestinian adviser on Israeli affairs, Mohammed al-Madani

Canada

— Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

— Former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper

— Former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien

— Canada's opposition interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose

Germany

— German President Joachim Gauck

United Kingdom

— British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson

— Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair

— Britain's Prince Charles

France

— French President Francois Hollande

European Union

— European Council President Donald Tusk

Spain

Spanish King Felipe VI

Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo

Netherlands

— Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte

Czech Republic

— Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka

Russia

— Speaker of the upper house of the Russian parliament, Valentina Matviyenko.

Italy

— Italian Premier Matteo Renzi

Cyprus

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades

Poland

— Poland's President Andrzej Duda

Romania

— President Klaus Iohannis

NATO

— NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg

Sweden

— Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven

Finland

— Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila

Latvia

— Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis

Lithuania

— Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite

Estonia

— Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas

Norway

— Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende

Denmark

— Denmark's Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen

Japan

— Japanese lawmaker and former Defence Secretary Gen Nakatani

News from © The Associated Press, 2016
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