Alexandria, VA – The CEO and President of Grieboski Global Strategies, LLCJoseph K. Grieboski, released the following statement regarding the passing of his dear friend, Nobel Peace Prize winner and Former President of Israel, Shimon Peres:

It is with a heavy heart and the deepest sincerity that I, on behalf of the entire Grieboski Global Strategies family, offer my heartfelt condolences to the family of Shimon Peres and the people of Israel, who today mourn the loss of a true statesman, dutiful leader and unwavering champion for peace.

Driven by love for his country and his people, as well as a steadfast belief in the possibility of sustainable peace, Mr. Peres dedicated his life to securing lasting peace and prosperity in Israel and the region. As one of the last remaining members of Israel’s founding generation, Mr. Peres worked until his last days to achieve his noble vision of peace, which included an honorable commitment to procuring harmony between Israel and the Arab world.

I am deeply honored to have known Shimon Peres and even more privileged to have called him a dear friend. His absence will be felt profoundly in my own heart and the hearts of all those around the world who strive for peace and hope.

Let us honor Mr. Peres’ memory by continuing his life’s work of advancing peace between peoples around the globe in his spirit of humanity, dedication and perseverance.