Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese Defence Minister General Ngo Xuan Lich received a delegation of Israeli defence businesses in Hanoi on March 20, affirming that the potential and demand for the two countries’ defence cooperation is big.

Lich said the delegation’s visit to attend the first Vietnam – Israel defence industry forum will help strengthen bilateral relations, including in defence.

He also expressed his delight at the recent outcomes of defence cooperation, asking Israel’s defence companies to continue contributing to the two countries’ connections in the time ahead.

Mishel Ben-Baruch, Director of Israel’s International Defence Cooperation Division, and representatives of Israeli businesses informed Minister Lich about some of their cooperation aspects in Vietnam.

They noted that companies in Israel’s defence industry want to further partnerships with Vietnam in the fields that each firm has advantages of, thereby fostering the countries’ relations in a result-oriented manner.-VNA