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Israel's Netanyahu seeks to boost commercial ties with China

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang review an honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Monday, March 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang review an honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Monday, March 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

BEIJING — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told China's premier that he wants to boost their countries' co-operation in advanced technology, as he leads a large business delegation to promote commercial ties with the Asian giant.

Netanyahu said in opening remarks at a Monday meeting with Premier Li Keqiang that Israel and China could explore "many ways of technological co-operation , which I think sees the future." He also said he would like to discuss the "great convulsion in the world," including in the Middle East.

Earlier Monday, Netanyahu told a meeting of Israeli and Chinese businesspeople that Israel is well-positioned to help China upgrade its products, services and utilities with better technology. He said, "I believe this is a marriage made in heaven."

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