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Shanghai mayor visits Israel to deepen cooperation in innovation and key industries

June 08, 2018

Shanghai Mayor Ying Yong led a delegation to visit Israel from June 5 to 7. During the trip, Ying successively met Eli Cohen, minister of the Ministry of Economy and Industry of Israel; Ofir Akunis, minister of Israel’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Space; Ami Appelbaum, chairman of Israel Innovation Authority; and Yona Yahav, mayor of Haifa.

Ying also inspected the ports and technological cooperation projects in Israel.

Ying said the cooperation between Shanghai and Israel has great potential and Israel is known as a nation of innovation and it has so many innovation companies, especially in the applied technology industry. Whereas Shanghai has the advantages in technological personnel, technologies, capital and markets, so the two can deepen their cooperation in industries of communication technologies, artificial intelligence, biomedicine, integrated circuit and some others.