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China, Israel beef up innovation cooperation

Updated: Jan 30,2015 9:12 AM     Xinhua

Vice-Premier Liu Yandong (R rear) and Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman (L) co-chair the first Meeting of China-Israel Joint Committee on Innovation Cooperation in Beijing, capital of China, on Jan 29.[Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING — China and Israel signed a three-year action plan on innovation cooperation on Jan 29.

The plan was signed by Vice-Premier Liu Yandong and Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman during the first Meeting of China-Israel Joint Committee on Innovation Cooperation in Beijing.

Liu said the committee will inject new vigor into bilateral relations by pushing forward innovation cooperation in science and technology, education, culture, health and local affairs.

Vice-Premier Liu Yandong (R rear) and Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman (L rear) co-chair the first Meeting of China-Israel Joint Committee on Innovation Cooperation in Beijing, capital of China, on Jan 29.[Photo/Xinhua]

She called on the two sides to implement the three-year action plan on innovation cooperation, so as to advance mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries.

Lieberman said Israel will work with China to give full play to the role of the committee, so as to push for new progress in Israel-China innovation cooperation.

After the meeting, Liu and Lieberman jointly inaugurated China-Israel Changzhou Innovation Park, which is located in East China’s Jiangsu province.

They also witnessed the signing of a number of cooperative documents, covering science and technology, higher education and culture.

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