Israeli ambassador to China Amos Nadai

China grants Israel envoy honorary citizenship

Mayor of Chengdu holds ceremony for Amos Nadai, first ambassador ever to be given such honor

Israeli ambassador to China Amos Nadai received honorary citizenship Wednesday to the city of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, in southwest China. Nadai is the first ever foreign ambassador to be awarded with such an honor.


The local mayor presented Nadai with his citizenship certificate during a modest ceremony, thanking him for his contribution to the development of the city and his efforts to tighten relations between Chengdu, China and Israel.



The ties between both countries grew stronger following the devastating earthquake that took place in China in 2008, when Israel helped out with the rehabilitation efforts.


Last November the relations between Israel and the city of Chengdu peaked when the Chinese celebrated "Israel Week."

Amos Nadai during the ceremony


Ambassador Nadai concluded during the ceremony that he has been "truly honored to represent the State of Israel in one of the most important places in China."



פרסום ראשון: 07.06.11, 21:19
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