Israeli Ambassador to Vietnam Meirav Eilon Shahar said her country is willing to support Vietnam, including the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang province, in developing hi-tech agriculture.

The diplomat gave her statement during a working session with local key officials on August 28, which discussed plans for the two sides to increase links in the future.

Israel wants to further boost cooperation with Vietnamese localities in general, and Hau Giang in particular, in fields that are Israel’s strength, Shahar said.

Furthermore, Israeli firms are keen to invest in agriculture and aquaculture, especially in processing and production, she added.

According to Shahar, Israel has helped Vietnam’s personnel training through the annual provision of scholarships to Vietnamese students.

The Israeli Government has developed a detailed plan for student exchanges between its universities and those in Hau Giang, the ambassador noted.

Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee Tran Cong Chanh briefed the guest on the locality’s socio-economic development, stating that Hau Giang is seeking investment in hi-tech agriculture, especially seed production and post-processing technologies.

He pledged to ease administrative procedures for Israeli enterprises to invest in the province.-VNA