Beijing, December 25th—Li Jun, Vice-minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee met here today with the delegation led by Hilik Bar, Deputy Speaker of the Knesset and International Secretary of the Labor Party of Israel.
Speaking positively of China-Israel relations, Li expressed that the CPC is willing to continuously enhance friendly communication and cooperation with the Israeli Labor Party, and stressed that China is ready to work with the international community to make unremitting efforts to realize comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East at an early date. Li also briefed the Israeli side on the spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress.
Bar said that Israel and China enjoy huge potential for cooperation, and the Labor Party stands ready to further strengthen friendly and cooperative relations with the CPC. He hopes that China will play a greater role in the Middle East peace process.