Liu Qi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party
of China (CPC) Central Committee, met in Beijing on Monday with
visiting Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Tzipi Livni.
Hailing the progress of China-Israel relations in the past 15
years, Liu said the two countries kept increased exchanges of
high-level visits, and strengthened cooperation in various areas
including technology and culture.
Beijing and Tel Aviv have conducted sound cooperation in water
conservation and the utilization of new energy such as solar
energy, said Liu, also secretary of the CPC Beijing Municipal
He also briefed Livni about the just-concluded 17th CPC National
Livni, also Israeli foreign minister, said the increasing
cooperation between Beijing and Tel Aviv would actively promote the
deepening of Israel-China relations.
Regarding the shortage of water resource as a difficult problem
faced by the two countries, Livni called on the two sides to beef
up cooperation in water conservation.
Invited by Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, Livni is here on a
three-day official visit to China.
(Xinhua News Agency October 30, 2007)