Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing on Wednesday, where the two witnessed the signing of a series of trade and cultural deals.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (third right) attends a meeting with China's Premier Li Keqiang (not pictured) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 8, 2013. The Israeli leader was greeted with full military honours including a 19-gun salute outside the Great Hall of the People in the capital, and called for closer trade ties between the two nations.
Netanyahu's arrival on a five-day trip to China overlapped with a journey by Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas, but the two Middle Eastern visitors did not meet each other.
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