Xi congratulates Herzog on election as Israeli president

President-elect Isaac Herzog and his wife Michal celebrate after a special session of the Knesset whereby Israeli lawmakers elected the new president, at the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, in Jerusalem June 2, 2021. (RONEN ZVULUN / POOL / AFP)

BEIJING – Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday sent a congratulatory message to Isaac Herzog over his election as Israeli president.

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In the message, Xi pointed out that over recent years, China and Israel have maintained close exchanges at all levels, and their practical cooperation has continued to advance.

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Xi said he attaches great importance to the development of China-Israel relations, and is willing to work with Herzog to strengthen the two countries’ political mutual trust, deepen mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields, and promote the China-Israel innovative comprehensive partnership to a new level, so as to benefit the two countries and their people.