Netanyahu kicks off China visit marking 25 years of relations between Beijing and Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wrote on Facebook today that he has already sat down with the heads of China’s largest companies during his visit to the Asian country. Netanyahu also said that he received a very warm welcome.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Netanyahu Photo Credit: EPA

Yesterday morning (Sunday), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to China for an official visit in order to mark 25 years of diplomatic relations between Beijing and Jerusalem. Netanyahu and his wife Sara received a warm welcome as they landed.

“Today I met with the heads of China’s largest companies, each of which has a turnover of tens of billions of dollars,” Netanyahu wrote on Facebook today. In a separate post, Netanyahu wrote: “Today I met with the heads of China's largest corporations. One-hundred fifty billion dollars around one table. Some of them already invest in Israel; some of them now will invest in Israel. This means more jobs for Israelis and a strengthening of the Israeli economy.”

Netanyahu’s visit to China will last five days. Netanyahu is being accompanied by Environmental Protection Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Economy and Industry Minister Eli Cohen, Science, Technology and Space Minister Ofir Akunis, Health Minister Yaakov Litzman and Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel.

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