On July 5, 2018, Dr. Eyal Propper, the Consul General of Israel in Shanghai, visited Hangzhou. Mr. Xu Liyi, the Mayor of Hangzhou, hosted the Consul General's Delegation.
Mr. Xu Liyi welcomed the guests and introduced the economic and social development of Hangzhou. He said that Hangzhou was a historical and cultural city, a city of innovation and vitality, and the capital of ecological civilization. In recent years, Hangzhou had strived to integrate into globalization. In emerging and traditional industries, a number of representative enterprises had emerged. He hoped that the two sides would strengthen cooperation and exchanges in the fields of science and technology, economy and culture in the future and work together to promote Sino-Israel development.
The Consul General thanked for Mayor's comprehensive introduction. He said, he felt the enthusiasm and vitality of the city once again. The friendship between Israel and Hangzhou had a long history. Many large enterprises in Zhejiang Province had close contacts with Israel. For example, Wahaha Group, Alibaba Group and Geely Automobile had cooperated with Israel. He hoped that Hangzhou and Israel would have more close cooperation in the high-tech, innovation, medical, automotive, and agricultural industries in the future. Israel would seize the opportunity of the rapid development of Hangzhou's economy and society, and constantly expanded the areas of cooperation between the two sides to achieve mutual benefit.
The two sides also held detailed discussions on the upcoming visit of the Hangzhou government delegation to Israel.