Shimon Peres, one of the last 20th century great figures just passed away !

September 29, 2016

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Prime Minister Shimon Peres, has been for many years, a faithful friend of the Crans Montana Forum and its Founder, Amb. Jean-Paul Carteron.

He has never stopped believing in Peace and has dedicated his whole life to it. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and the Prix de la Fondation, presented by the President of the Swiss Confederation, Mr. Jean-Pascal Delamuraz.

He was introduced to Amb. Jean-Paul Carteron in Oslo thanks to Yasser Arafat. Since then, they remained close.

He asked the Crans Montana Forum to organise in April 1994, a “last chance” meeting with Yasser Arafat. It was essential to reconnect in the prospect of the Cairo Agreement. A respected and visionary Head of State, Ion Iliescu supported our Initiative and opened the doors of his capital, Bucarest. It was a great success.

He will be remembered fondly.