Vietnam attaches importance to the friendship and multifaceted cooperation with Israel in the cause of peace and development, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said on March 20.
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (right) talks with visiting Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in Hanoi on March 20__Photo: VNA
Receiving Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in Hanoi, the Party leader expressed satisfaction with the sound development of bilateral ties, particularly in trade, hi-tech agriculture and defense technology.
Both sides should enhance bilateral collaboration by strengthening economic ties, encouraging investment partnerships, increasing delegation exchanges at all levels, and fostering cooperation between their parties, parliaments and peoples, he said.
This would bolster mutual understanding and trust, and make bilateral cooperation more effective, he added.
He reiterated Vietnam’s foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, peace, cooperation and development, multilateralization and diversification of foreign relations on the basis of equality, mutual benefit, and compliance with basic principles of international law.
President Rivlin expressed his admiration for late President Ho Chi Minh and the Vietnamese people who fought heroically for national independence.
He spoke highly of Vietnam’s doi moi (renewal) achievements and its stature in the region and the world, voicing the belief that the country will obtain even greater achievements in national development and protection under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam.
He informed Trong about Israel’s situation and the outcomes of his meetings with other Vietnamese leaders.
Rivlin affirmed Israel’s willingness and resolve to intensify amity and affiliation between the two countries, especially in science and technology, agriculture, trade, security and defense, and education and training. He said the two sides should keep capitalizing on opportunities and potential to augment bilateral ties in the time to come.- (VNS/VLLF)