Ambassador Gao Yanping Meets with President of Hebrew University
（From Chinese Embassy in Israel）
On March 22, Ambassador Gao Yanping met with the President of Hebrew University Prof. Ben-Sasson and his wife at her Residence and hosted a dinner for them. Mr. Xue Hualing, Head of the Education Section of the Embassy, was also present.
Ambassador Gao briefed President Ben-Sasson on the development of China-Israel relations in the past 20 years and the arrangement of a series of celebration events in honor of the 20th anniversary of China-Israel diplomatic relations this year, and made positive comments on the exchanges and cooperation between Hebrew University and China in areas of education, Chinese Language teaching and academic exchanges. She also appreciated that President Ben-Sasson could continue to exert positive influence to promote a better understanding between the two peoples and the friendly cooperation between the two countries.
President Ben-Sasson commented that admirable achievements have been made ever since China started its reform and opening-up to the outside world; Hebrew University has established good cooperation with well-known Chinese universities like Peking University and Nanjing University, and over 40 students from China have studied or carried out cooperation researches in the School of Agriculture, School of Medicine, etc. of Hebrew University, adding that it is his hope that exchanges and cooperation between Hebrew University and China could be strengthened and more Chinese students could come to study in Hebrew University.
During their meeting, Ambassador Gao and President Ben Sasson also had an in-depth exchange of views on a number of topics like the possibility of founding a Confucius Institute under Hebrew University, co-organizing seminars on international affairs, events in celebration of the 20th anniversary of China-Israel diplomatic ties, etc., and they two reached broad consensus. President Ben-Sasson also extended his formal invitation to Ambassador Gao for paying a visit to Hebrew University when it's convenient to both.