Israeli leader in China to build trade relations

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Israel’s Prime Minister is in Beijing to build business ties.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Premier Li Keqiang to mark 25 years of relations with China.

CGTN’s Jin Yingqiao reports.

Israeli leader in China to build trade relations

Israeli leader in China to build trade relations

Israel’s Prime Minister is in Beijing to build business ties. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Premier Li Keqiang to mark 25 years of relations with China. CGTN’s Jin Yingqiao reports.
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Accompanied by five ministers and the largest business delegation Israel has ever sent to another country, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was welcomed by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People.

The official visit marks 25 years since Israel and China established diplomatic relations, and stresses the continued deepening of economic cooperation with the second-largest economy in the world.

The two sides signed a series of economic agreements to bolster trade between the countries, as well as industrial cooperation between Chinese and Israeli companies in multiple areas.

Israel and China launched negotiations over a free trade agreement last year, with another round of talks scheduled for July.

China is Israel’s largest trading partner in Asia, with bilateral trade volume surpassing 11 billion US Dollars.

Netanyahu is scheduled to meet with President Xi Jinping and other top officials, as well as representatives of companies, for the next few days in China.

He hopes the visit will significantly advance and strengthen relations between China and Israel.