20 March 2019 - 14 Adar II 5779 - י"ד אדר ב' ה' אלפים תשע"ט
More collaboration between Israel and Vietnam on bilateral defence ties Print E-mail

Vietnam’s Deputy Defence Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh hosted a reception in Hanoi on 8 May for the Director of Israel’s Defence Export and Cooperation Agency (SIBAT) Mishel Ben Baruch, who was on a working visit to Vietnam to seek ways to strengthen bilateral defence ties.

Stressing positive developments in Vietnam-Israel defence relations, Senior Lieutenant General Vinh expressed his hope that the visit of the SIBAT delegation will help to further enhance ties. He affirmed that the Vietnamese Defence Ministry’s leaders will create all the favourable conditions for the delegation to meet and seek opportunities for co-operation with Vietnamese partners in line with Vietnam’s laws. In particular, he suggested that both sides speed up collaboration in education, training, search-andrescue missions and the defence industry.

For his part, Baruch informed the host of the outcomes of his working session with representatives of the Vietnamese Defence Ministry’s Department of Foreign Relations, and affirmed that the Israeli side is willing to boost defence co-operation with Vietnam, especially in the areas that Vinh pinpointed.

Vietnam is currently the second-largest importer of military equipment from Israel in Asia.

(Issue Jun 2018)


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