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Israeli Ambassador to China Matan Vilnai visited UESTC

published: 2016-03-16 15:20:00       hits: 

On the morning of March 15th, Israeli Ambassador to China Matan Vilnai was warmly received by President Li Yanrong and Vice president Xiong Caidong on Qingshuihe campus. During the meeting, both sides exchanged in-depth views on strengthening bilateral educational cooperation. Consul general of Israel in Chengdu Amir Lati, First secretary of Embassy of Israel Michal Schwartz and diplomats of Israeli Department of Foreign Affairs Yaron Waks and Doron Leiboweiz accompanied the ambassador.

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President Li showed welcome to the honorable visitors. He thought highly of the contributions made by Israel to the development of science and technology of the world. China and Israel have cooperated extensively in technology, education and other areas in recent three decades. President Li indicated that the rapid growth of IT industry in China offered a huge opportunity for both sides to deepen cooperation in related fields. Our university has made tremendous contributions to Chinese IT industry and looks forward to establishing new types of cooperative relations with Israeli universities.

Ambassador Matan Vilnaifully affirmed the important role that UESTC was playing in Chinese electronic information field. He said that Israel was optimistic about the development of China, especially of the central and western regions. Nowadays, China-Israel relation is moving toward a positive direction and the two countries have carried out smooth cooperation in many fields. Ambassador Matan Vilnai hoped that the cooperation between UESTC and Israeli universities could be deepened and strengthened.

Consul general of Israel in Chengdu Amir Lati introduced the policies that Israel made to promote international cooperation and innovation. He expressed that Israeli Consulate General in Chengdu would spare no effort to promote cooperation between UESTC and Israeli universities.

It is known that Tel Aviv University, University of Haifa and Israel Institute of Technology have built cooperative relationship with UESTC and our university is going to launch a summer exchange program to Israel Institute of Technology.

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Ambassador Matan Vilnai also delivered a speech—Science and Education in Israel—on Chengdian Forum, comprehensively introducing the development of science, culture and innovation.

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The lecture was held by Office of Int'l Cooperation of UESTC and National University Students Cultural Quality Education Base, being undertaken by School of Linguistics and Literature and School of Resources and Environment.

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Matan Vilnai (born 20 May 1944) is an Israeli politician and a former Major General in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). A former Knesset member and government minister, he was appointed ambassador to China in 2012.

Jessica