On January 24, 2022, President Xi Jinping exchanged congratulatory messages with Israeli President Isaac Herzog to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
Xi Jinping pointed out, since the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Israel, the friendship between the two peoples has been deepened day by day and bilateral relations have made significant progress. Since the establishment of the innovative comprehensive partnership between the two countries in 2017, exchanges and cooperation in various fields have been fruitful, bringing tangible benefits to the two peoples. I attach great importance to the development of China-Israel relations, and stand ready to work with President Herzog to take the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries as an opportunity to enhance political mutual trust, deepen win-win cooperation, expand cultural and people-to-people exchanges, and promote the stable development of China-Israel innovative comprehensive partnership to the benefit of the two countries and two peoples.
Herzog said, since the establishment of diplomatic ties 30 years ago, the exchanges between the two countries have become increasingly close and bilateral relations have been constantly deepened. The cooperation between the two sides in fields such as economy, agriculture, health, tourism and culture has yielded fruitful results, benefiting the two peoples. I attach great importance to the Israel-China innovative comprehensive partnership, and look forward to further promoting the development of Israel-China relations during my term of office.
On the same day, Premier Li Keqiang exchanged congratulatory messages with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. Li Keqiang said, in recent years, China and Israel have carried out fruitful innovation cooperation and achieved win-win outcomes. China is willing to work with Israel to uphold the spirit of win-win cooperation, enhance political mutual trust, further enhance the level of pragmatic cooperation between the two countries in various fields, and promote greater development of China-Israel relations.
Bennett said, since the establishment of diplomatic ties 30 years ago, especially since the establishment of the innovative comprehensive partnership between the two countries five years ago, bilateral cooperation has enjoyed all-round development. I'm convinced that Israel-China cooperation will continue to deepen in the future to create more benefits for the two peoples.