On July 25th, Governor Gong Zheng met with Zvi Heifetz, Israeli Ambassador to China. Governor Gong extended welcome to Ambassador Zvi Heifetz and introduced to the delegation the local economic and social development. He pointed out that Shandong and Israel have continuously expanded cooperation. Currently, replacement of old economic drivers with new ones is a major program for driving local economic growth. It has wide cooperation space and great opportunities. Governor Gong hoped that the two sides could advance development of major projects, deepen collaborations in health, culture and education, leverage the role of annual meeting mechanism between Shandong Provincial Government and Israeli Embassy to China for greater cooperation.
Ambassador Zvi Heifetz said that Shandong is one of important partners for Israel as evidenced by sound cooperation basis and huge potential. Both sides should boost cooperation in high-tec, water resources, agriculture, and medicines.
Wang Hua, Secretary-General of Shandong Provincial Government, and Director-Generals of Shandong Provincial Foreign Affairs Office, Science and Technology Department, Commerce Department, Health and Family Planning Commission, attended the meeting.