Netanyahu in China: Bibi targets commercial and tech co-operation
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Netanyahu in China: Bibi targets commercial and tech co-operation

Israel's prime minister seeks to boost co-operation, as he leads a large business delegation to the country

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara arrive to Beijing on March 19, 2017, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on an official visit in China. Photo by Haim Zach/GPO via JINIPIX
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara arrive to Beijing on March 19, 2017, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on an official visit in China. Photo by Haim Zach/GPO via JINIPIX
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara arrive to Beijing on March 19, 2017, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on an official visit in China. Photo by Haim Zach/GPO via JINIPIX
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara arrive to Beijing on March 19, 2017, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on an official visit in China. Photo by Haim Zach/GPO via JINIPIX
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara arrive to Beijing on March 19, 2017, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on an official visit in China. Photo by Haim Zach/GPO via JINIPIX
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara arrive to Beijing on March 19, 2017, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on an official visit in China. Photo by Haim Zach/GPO via JINIPIX
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara arrive to Beijing on March 19, 2017, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on an official visit in China. Photo by Haim Zach/GPO via JINIPIX
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara arrive to Beijing on March 19, 2017, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on an official visit in China. Photo by Haim Zach/GPO via JINIPIX
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara arrive to Beijing on March 19, 2017, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on an official visit in China. Photo by Haim Zach/GPO via JINIPIX
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara arrive to Beijing on March 19, 2017, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on an official visit in China. Photo by Haim Zach/GPO via JINIPIX
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara arrive to Beijing on March 19, 2017, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on an official visit in China. Photo by Haim Zach/GPO via JINIPIX
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara arrive to Beijing on March 19, 2017, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on an official visit in China. Photo by Haim Zach/GPO via JINIPIX

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told China’s premier that he wants to boost the two countries’ co-operation over advanced technology.

Mr Netanyahu is leading a large business delegation to promote commercial ties between Israel and the Asian giant.

He said before a meeting with Chinese premier Li Keqiang in Beijing that Israel and China could explore “many ways of technological co-operation, 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, Mr Netanyahu told a meeting of Israeli and Chinese business leaders 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.”

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