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Statement of the MFA on the Death of Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat

 

The MFA received with emotion the report of the death of the highest Palestinian representative Yasser Arafat. The founder and long time leader of the Palestine Liberation Organisation dedicated all his life to the fight for the Palestinian cause.(11/11/2004)

Jasir Arafat a Cyril SvobodaThe MFA received with emotion the report of the death of the highest Palestinian representative Yasser Arafat. The founder and long time leader of the Palestine Liberation Organisation dedicated all his life to the fight for the Palestinian cause.

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate went through a complex evolution during his life, which brought him from battle field to peace conferences. It is the belief of the MFA, that the Palestinian authority will be able to overcome this loss and lead the Palestinian people to the establishement of an independent Palestinian state, living side by side in peace with the State of Israel.

The MFA expresses its deepest condolences to the wife, daughter and all the Palestinian people.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Cyril Svoboda will lead the Czech delegation at the funeral tommorrow.

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