Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. (Photo : Getty Images)
The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, arrived in China and met with tech bosses of Wanda, Alibaba, Lenovo and Wahaha, the country's biggest companies.
The meeting with the Chinese tech bosses led to the willingness of the companies to invest in Israel. Netanyahu said that Israel will be continuing to open the country's economy to China and offering their "unique human capital."
The Prime Minister was with Economy Minister Eli Cohen, Environmental Protection Minister Zeev Elkin, and Health Minister Yaakov Litzman when meeting the Chinese executives.
According to a statement, Netanyahu said, "I just met with 11 heads of the largest corporations in China."
He added, "A major portion of them are investing in Israel and a major portion of them will invest in Israel. This means jobs, the development of businesses and a link to the major Chinese markets."
The Israeli PM said that the Israel economy would like to concentrate on technology and that "Israel is open for business with China."
Netanyahu is facing a probe by Israeli police on cases of fraud that may be used as evidence for him to resign. He is also at odds with U.S. President Donald Trump on the presence of American troops and ongoing construction at the West Bank.
The PM said that he will dismantle the government if the ministers and quarreling political parties do not sit down and negotiate.
Economy Minister Cohen said that the attention on the political turmoil in Israel is overshadowing the importance of Chinese investments to the country's development.
He said, "It's a shame that this seems to be distracting people from what we're doing here this week."
"We have a real opportunity to increase trade with China and that's what the prime minister should be focusing on," the minister added.