Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid an official visit to Beijing at the invitation of the Chinese government. The visit is timed to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Israel.
The Prime Minister will return to Israel Wednesday evening, March 22.
During the visit, the Israeli government will meet with President of China XI Jinping, Prime Minister of China Li Keqiang. Chinese President Jinping invited Prime Minister Netanyahu to dinner.
As the press service of the head of the government, during the visit special attention will be given to strengthening economic cooperation with China in order to increase Israeli exports to China, attract Chinese investment to Israel, the expansion of industrial and research cooperation between Chinese and Israeli companies. Will be signed a number of economic agreements that will help the development of an exit strategy of the domestic industry to the Chinese market and increase the number of companies operating in the field of exports to China.
«Prime Minister Netanyahu will meet with heads of major Chinese corporations, the annual turnover of each of which is tens of billions of dollars», – stated in the official report.
As part of the delegation accompanying the Prime Minister, dozens of Israeli businessmen representing various industries and companies working with China or interested in entering the Chinese market. The delegation headed by the Prime Minister will take part in the business forum where it is expected the presence of more than 500 people.
Prime Minister Netanyahu will also take part in the third Israeli-Chinese conference on innovation. The first conference was held in China in 2015, the second was held last year in Israel with the participation of Deputy Prime Minister of China.