At the meeting, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc expressed his impression on Israel’s development, especially in economics, agriculture and science and technology, contributing to bringing Israel from a small country with natural resources. modest nature has become a country with a strong economy with highly developed science and technology in the world.
Affirming that Vietnam attaches great importance to its cooperation with Israel, the Prime Minister was delighted at the developments in the bilateral relationship, especially in the fields of trade, agriculture, science and technology, security – defense. … These remarkable developments have made Israel one of the most important partners of Vietnam in the Middle East. On this occasion, the Prime Minister highly appreciated the Ambassador’s contributions to promoting the multifaceted cooperation between Vietnam and Israel.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc wants Israel to support Vietnam in innovation. Photo: VGP
Thank you to the Prime Minister for taking the time to receive the meeting, the Ambassador appreciated that Vietnam did well in the prevention of COVID-19, which is a typical model for successful control of this disease. Israel admires, wants to learn from Vietnam’s experiences when Israel is going through the second wave of epidemics.
The Ambassador said that Israel is an innovative economy, one of the countries that spend the most budgets on research and development. As a small country with a population of more than 8 million people, Israel has more than 5,000 startups, home to many large technology corporations. The two sides have great potential to promote cooperation in agriculture, technology and water management because Israel has a lot of experience in dealing with drought, modern technology in irrigation, agriculture with artificial intelligence. Using drones in agriculture …
In addition, the two countries can strengthen cooperation in other areas such as cybersecurity and aviation technology. The Ambassador expected that the two sides would soon take the final steps to sign the Vietnam-Israel Free Trade Agreement as well as soon open a direct flight between Hanoi and Tel Aviv, thereby promoting exchange and trade. investment between the two countries.
Agreeing with the Ambassador, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said that the cooperation space is still very large. According to the Prime Minister, when conditions permit, the two sides will soon conduct activities to exchange delegations and cooperation mechanisms such as the Joint Committee, Political Consultation between the two Foreign Ministries. In addition, it is necessary to promote delegation exchange activities between ministries, branches and localities of the two sides.
The two sides should strive to increase bilateral trade turnover 2-3 times by 2025. It is necessary to further promote trade promotion activities, encourage Israeli businesses to visit and attend exhibitions and associations. markets in Vietnam; assisting Vietnamese businesses in promoting promotion activities in Israel.
The two sides need to promote negotiations and proceed to sign the Vietnam-Israel Free Trade Agreement (VIFTA). Prime Minister asked Israel to support Vietnam in the field of innovation, startups; welcome Israeli businesses to invest and share experiences with Vietnam in this field.
Vietnam and Israel are assessed to have great potential to promote cooperation in agriculture, technology and water management. Photo: VGP
Regarding agriculture, the Prime Minister said that this is a field that Vietnam prioritizes to develop in the coming time, especially in the application of high technology in agriculture. The Prime Minister highly appreciated recent cooperation activities between the two countries in exchanging experiences in management and use of water resources. This is an area where Israel has strength and Vietnam is in great demand. Therefore, in the coming time, the two sides should continue to promote cooperation in this field.
Appreciating the results of the agricultural internship program between the two countries, the Prime Minister wanted Israel to increase the reception of Vietnam’s agricultural trainees (in 2020, Israel will receive 635 agricultural trainees from Vietnam) . On September 25, the two sides successfully organized a flight to bring more than 300 new trainees to Israel, replacing 300 trainees who finished their internship.
The Prime Minister agreed that the two sides soon signed the Protocol amending the Air Transport Agreement between the Government of Vietnam and the Government of Israel as well as welcomed the opening of direct flights between the two countries, thereby, atmosphere of cooperation. investment, trade and exchange will be more exciting.
The Prime Minister also suggested the two sides promote negotiations and proceed to sign a bilateral agreement on labor cooperation; to further promote cooperation in education and training between institutes and universities of the two countries in the form of sharing research and teaching experiences; exchange of lecturers and students; to grant research and study scholarships to each other’s researchers and students.
The Prime Minister congratulated Israel on the signing of the agreement to normalize relations with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, hoping that this will contribute to peace and stability in the Middle East.