|Vietnamese Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngọc Anh and Israeli Minister of Economy and Industry Eli Cohen sign co-operation MoU in Tel Aviv. — VNA/VNS Photo Việt Thắng|
TEL AVIV — Plans to strengthen co-operation between Việt Nam and Israel were discussed at the second meeting of the Việt Nam-Israel Intergovernmental Committee for Economics, Science and Technology held this week in Tel Aviv.
Vietnamese and Israeli officials highlighted the potential to boost bilateral ties, suggesting ways to improve co-operation in diplomacy, trade, investment, finance, agriculture, science-technology, culture and education. The sides are targeting annual two-way trade of US$3 billion.
Within the framework of the event, Vietnamese Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngọc Anh met with Israeli Minister of Economy and Industry Eli Cohen, who also co-chaired the meeting.
The Vietnamese minister met with his Israeli counterpart Ofir Akunis, during which the two sides signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on co-operation in science and technology between the two ministries.
The MoU aims to support joint projects; organise events and meetings on science and technology; exchange information, delegations and experience; and encourage co-operation among universities between the two nations.
During his stay, Minister Anh visited the Israel Innovation Authority, Ben-Gurion University and a number of Israeli enterprises, such as SouthUP, Trendlines, BioFishency and Mobileye. — VNS