Israeli President Shimon Peres left Hanoi on Nov. 26, concluding his official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of State President Truong Tan Sang.

During his stay in Vietnam , President Shimon Peres held talks with his Vietnamese counterpart and met with Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung.

The two countries’ leaders expressed their pleasure at the development of the multi-faceted cooperation over the past time. They affirmed their resolve to boost and further develop their relations in the coming time, especially in science, technology, agriculture, trade, investment and tourism.

The two sides held that cooperation between Vietnam and Israel is yet to match their potential.

The leaders exchanged their views on regional and international issues and expressed their wish to enhance the exchange of information, actively contributing to joint efforts for peace, stability, cooperation and development.

Vietnam attaches importance to developing cooperation and friendship with Western Asian countries, including Israel , the Vietnamese leaders said, affirming Vietnam ’s support for the acceleration of dialogues and peaceful settlement of disputes, including disputes happening between Israel and Palestine , on the basis of international laws to ensure the legitimate interests of concerned parties.

On the occasion, the two sides inked a cooperation agreement on sea transport and a document on financial cooperation. They agreed to soon establish the joint intergovernmental committee.

President Shimon Peres invited President Sang to pay a visit to Israel . President Sang accepted the invitation with pleasure and the visit will be arranged through diplomatic channels.

The Israeli President laid a wreath at the Monument to Heroes and Martyrs and paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh. He also attended the Vietnam-Israel business forum and visited Ha Long Bay./.