Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh recommended that Vietnam and Israel further boost their cooperation in the fields of innovation and high technology while receiving Israeli Minister of Economy and Industry Nir Barkat in Hanoi on August 16, the Government News reported.
He also proposed that the two countries coordinate in organizing trade promotion and exchange activities and increase the export of products that are strengths of Vietnam, such as agricultural and seafood products, fruit and vegetables, processed food, and household appliances, to Israel.
The Prime Minister suggested that the two countries enhance the effective implementation of cooperative mechanisms, quickly implement the Vietnam-Israel Free Trade Agreement, and initiate negotiations for the signing of cooperative agreements in industry.
Minister Barkat said Israel is working to coordinate with Vietnam to quickly complete relevant procedures so that the Vietnam-Israel Free Trade Agreement can soon take effect.
He agreed with promoting connections between businesses in the two countries and fostering cooperation in the fields of high technology, medicine, the fight against desertification, marine development and aquaculture, and, especially, innovation.