The ceremony was held on February 24 (Photo: VNA)
Tel Aviv (VNA) – A graduation ceremony was held in the Israeli capital of Tel Aviv on February 24 for Vietnamese graduates who have completed their masters on botany with a focus on food security and safety.

In total, 15 graduates concluded the first programme on agriculture for Vietnamese students thanks to cooperation between Israel ’s Arava International Centre for Agriculture Training (AICAT) and Tel Aviv University (TAU).

Addressing the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Israel Cao Tran Quoc Hai hailed the support of the AICAT and the TAU for Vietnamese students, adding that he hoped the masters programme will receive more Vietnamese students in the future.

The AICAT is currently training over 1,000 students from universities and institutes in Southeast Asia and Africa .

Launched in 2014, the programme aims to provide students from those regions with access to modern Israeli agricultural techniques.

Vietnam and Israel have implemented a cooperation programme on education in the past few years, with over 800 Vietnamese post-graduates studying and researching at Israeli agricultural centres and institutes.-VNA