Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Foreign Minister Do Hung Viet and political director of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs Alon Bar co-chaired the fourth political consultation conference between the two ministries by videoconference on May 26.
Viet and Bar informed each other about the political and socio-economic situation in their respective countries and spoke highly of the positive progress of comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Israel over the years, especially in political, diplomatic, economic, science and technology. , and start.
Viet welcomed the holding of the fourth consultative conference, describing it as an effective mechanism to review and enhance the effectiveness of cooperation between the two countries.
He said Vietnam highly values and hopes to promote multifaceted ties with Israel, and thanked the Israeli government and businesses for helping Vietnam respond to COVID-19.
For his part, Bar said that Israel and Vietnam have additional advantages and have strong potential to further promote their cooperation in the coming times.
As Vietnam and Israel will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their diplomatic relations in 2023, the two sides have agreed on many specific measures to further strengthen the partnership between the two countries, including increasing delegation exchanges and online leaders’ meetings. of both countries. as representatives of ministries, sectors and localities.
They agreed that the two countries should hold activities of cooperation mechanisms, including the third meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee, and expedite the negotiation of important cooperation agreements such as the Vietnam-Israel free trade agreement and an agreement on the work. The two sides should also strengthen cooperation in investment and science-technology, and consider launching a direct airline to facilitate people-to-people exchanges, and increase Israel‘s supports startups and projects from Vietnam.
The two parties also took the opportunity to discuss regional and international issues of common interest./.