DEBKAfile March 19, 2017
Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu departed early Sunday morning for a trip to China that marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries. He will meet President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang, among others. Netanyahu is expected to sign agreements on cooperation in the fields of aviation, education, science, health and the environment, as well as in bringing Chinese construction workers to Israel. The prime minister is being accompanied by his wife Sara, five ministers and dozens of senior Israeli executives from a wide range of companies that are either doing business in China or seeking to enter the country's market. The members of the delegation will also participate in a business forum that is to be attended by about 500 people.