Israeli President Shimon Peres's official visit to Vietnam this week will strengthen relations between the two countries, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said Wednesday.
Peres met with PM Dung and Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang on Wednesday, and Vietnam's National Assembly chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung on Thursday, according to a report on the government website.
The successful talks are another milestones in the friendly ties between the two countries, Dung said.
He said Vietnam highly valuesits ties of cooperation with Israel and expects to enhance them further for mutual benefits.
Dung said both countries should focus on establishing a Joint Committee this year for overseeing economic, trade and technological cooperation as well as implementation of agreements reached during the visit and others in the past.
He also called from support from Israel to help Vietnam apply modern technologies in agricultural production and cattle breeding, and create favorable conditions for businesses to expand trade and investment activities.
President Peres affirmed that his country stands ready to cooperate with Vietnam, particularly in the fields of science and technology, education and agriculture.