President Peres on Israel Independence Day 2010

 Heads of state congratulate President Peres on Independence Day


(Photo: GPO)

Many heads of state sent greetings to President Shimon Peres on the occasion of Israel’s 62nd Independence Day, including US President Obama, Queen Elizabeth II of the UK, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, German President Horst Köhler, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Mexican President Filipe Calderon, Slovenian President Danilo Türk, Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, Turkish President Abdullah Gul, East Timor President Jose Ramos-Horta, and others.

US President Barack Obama:

Dear Mr. President,

On behalf of the American people, I wish to extend our warmest regards and congratulations to the State of Israel on its 62nd anniversary of independence on April 20.

The bonds between our two great countries are deep and enduring. Our relationship is based on mutual values and interests.

The United States remains unwavering in its commitment to Israel’s security as we work towards our common goal of a lasting peace.

Israel’s prosperity is a reflection of the hard work and ingenuity of its people. I wish the State of Israel a peaceful future so that the dreams of Israelis and their forefathers can continue to be realized.

Queen Elizabeth II:

As you celebrate your National Day, I have much pleasure in sending my warmest greetings to Your Excellency and the people of Israel, together with my best wishes for a peaceful and prosperous future.

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (unofficial translation from Arabic):

I am pleased to congratulate as you are celebrating the Independence Day and I would like to seize this occasion to renew my aspiration to see your efforts putting the peace process in the Middle East back on its right track in order to end the circle of violence and bloodshed.

On the other hand, it would allow the establishment of the independence Palestinian stateliving side by side with Israel in safety and peace.

I would like to assure you that achieving such just and comprehensive peace is the means to enable all the peoples of the region – including the people of the State of Israel – to live in security and stability.