Deputy FM Whbee and SAFEA General Director Ji YunShi examined various ideas for strengthening bilateral cooperation.

 Deputy FM Whbee meets with visiting Chinese senior official

 

Deputy FM Whbee meets with visiting SAFEA General Director Ji YunShi of China

(Communicated by the Deputy Foreign Minister’s Bureau)

Deputy Foreign Minister Majalli Whbee met Tuesday morning (15 April) with the General Director of the Chinese State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA), Ji YunShi, who is visiting Israel on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Israeli independence and 16 years of Israeli-Chinese diplomatic relations. As soon as relations were established, in 1992, the Center for International Cooperation (MASHAV) of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs began to operate in China in the realms of agriculture, technology, the fight against desertification, medicine, public health, and others.

In 2007, China bestowed its national Certificate of Appreciation on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for its contribution to China. The same year, Israeli expert Yigal Cohen received an award in appreciation for his work in the western Chinese provinces.

At the meeting, Deputy FM Whbee and General Director Ji YunShi examined various ideas for strengthening bilateral cooperation. Ji YunShi asked his host to increase the number of courses offered to Chinese trainees as well as the number of participants that will be able to take professional training courses in Israel, especially in the fields of agriculture, the environment, and green technologies.

Deputy Minister Whbee promised his guest to respond as favorably as possible to his requests. He noted that Israel sees China as an important potential partner in any effective sanctions regime against Iran. Deputy Minister Whbee stressed that maximum effort must be made to ensure that Iran does not develop nuclear weapons, which would be a threat to the entire world.