Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein met with his Chinese counterpart Zhang Dejiang in Beijing Monday, and invited him to visit the Knesset and sign an inter-parliamentary agreement. Edelstein expressed hope that China and Israel will expand its diplomatic cooperation in environmental issues, renewable energy, agriculture, and anything else that could contribute to stability and peace in both regions. He also said he hopes that China will encourage Arab countries to cooperate with Israel wherever possible. Edelstein is expected to speak before students at Beijing University. The Knesset Speaker, a champion table tennis player, plans to watch a Chinese national table tennis team practice.