Israel's Netanyahu seeks to boost commercial ties with China
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, chats with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang as they review an honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Monday, March 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
BEIJING — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told China’s premier that he wants to boost their countries’ cooperation in advanced technology, as he leads a large business delegation to promote commercial ties with the Asian giant.
Netanyahu said in opening remarks at a Monday meeting with Premier Li Keqiang that Israel and China could explore ‘many ways of technological cooperation, which I think sees the future.’ He also said he would like to discuss the ‘great convulsion in the world,’ including in the Middle East.
Earlier Monday, Netanyahu told a meeting of Israeli and Chinese businesspeople that Israel is well-positioned to help China upgrade its products, services and utilities with better technology. He said, ‘I believe this is a marriage made in heaven.’