Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on May 18 cabled a message to congratulate Benjamin Netanyahu on assuming office as Prime Minister of Israel.

Also the same day, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh conveyed a congratulatory message to Israeli Foreign Minister Gaby Ashkenazi.

Vietnam and Israel established diplomatic ties on July 12, 1993./.