European Union foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini commemorated former president Shimon Peres on the event of his death on Wednesday morning.
"Peres has never lost hope in peace, and has never stopped working to turn hope into reality. Even in the darkest moments his wit, his irony, his obstinate pursuit of dialogue have been a source of inspiration for many around the world, including myself," she said.
"President Peres believed that the best way to serve the State of Israel and to deliver security to the Israeli people was through peace with the Palestinians," she added. "We can only honor his memory with a daily commitment to reconciliation, preserving and advancing his vision for a two-state solution."