03/04/2017 15:40 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Vietnam and Israel Boost Science and Technology Cooperation

At the invitation of State President Tran Dai Quang, Israeli President Reuven Ruvi Rivlin with his spouse and over 30 leading Israeli enterprises paid a State-level visit to Vietnam from March 19-25, 2017. During the visit, the Israeli President and Vietnamese leaders affirmed the determination to further strengthen cooperation in many fields, especially in economics, science and technology and defence-security. 
At the meetings, the two sides affirmed their resolve to enhance cooperation, particularly in economy and science and technology. They voiced the belief that close cooperation between the two governments and business circles will accelerate the development of bilateral economic and trade relations. They agreed to make the economy into a focus and science and technology a prioritised pillar of the countries’ cooperation in the time ahead. They shared the same view on the need to boost trade to 3 billion US dollars in the next few years.

Israeli President Rivlin pledged to assist Vietnam to detoxify Agent Orange-contaminated areas.

The welcoming ceremony for PresidentReuven Ruvi Rivlin was held solemnly at the Presidential Palace. Photo: Nguyen Dan/VNA

Hanoi children welcome State President Tran Dai Quang and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. Photo: Nhan Sang/VNA

State President Tran Dai Quang and his Israeli counterpart Reuven Rivlin hold talks. Photo: Nhan Sang/VNA

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong receives Israeli President Reuven Rivlin during his State-level visit to Vietnam. Photo: Tri Dung/VNA

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc meets with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at the Government’s Headquarters. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA

The two sides also discussed measures to speed up cooperation in security-defence, culture, education-training and tourism, along with locality-to-locality cooperation.

Relating to politics, they agreed to increase meetings at all levels, encourage direct partnerships between localities, ministries and sectors, and bring into play bilateral cooperation mechanisms such as the inter-governmental committee and political consultations.

They also shared views on the East Sea and Middle East issues, along with other international affairs, stressing that cooperation plays an important role and is a trend to keep peace and stability in the world.

Defence Minister General Ngo Xuan Lich has a meeting with President Reuven Rivlin. Photo: VNA

 President Reuven Rivlin visits the hi-tech agricultural project of VinEco Tam Dao in Vinh Phuc province. Photo: Nguyen Thao/VNA

The Israeli President lays a wreath and visits the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Photo: Nguyen Dan/VNA 

During his stay in Vietnam, President Reuven Ruvi Rivlin laid a wreath at the monument to heroic martyrs and visited the Mausoleum of late President Ho Chi Minh in Hanoi; attended the Vietnam – Israel business forum, the Vietnam – Israel defence industry forum; witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding on research and development cooperation between the Israel Innovation Authority and the National Technology Innovation Fund of Vietnam; attended a  friendship concert between Vietnam and Israel; visited Ha Long Bay in Quang Ninh province, Ho Chi Minh City and the hi-tech agricultural project of VinEco Tam Dao in Vinh Phuc province.