May. The Mayor of Shenzhen, Mr. Chen Rugui and Mayor of Haifa, Dr. Einat Kalisch Rotem, held a meeting aimed at promoting and strengthening the cooperation between the two cities in the topics of education, culture, medicine and technology.
The most exciting news was that of a new direct line of flights, which was recently opened between Ben Gurion Airport and Shenzhen. This route makes visits between the two cities more accessible, and both sides hope that tourism to Haifa from Shenzhen and vice versa will be taken to the next level.
Deputy Mayor Mr. David Etzioni and CEO of the Haifa Economic Corporation, Mr. Or Shahaf, attended a conference held in Shenzhen in mid-May, as part of the continuingcooperation with the Economic Corporation.