Politburo member, Secretary of the Party Central Committee and head of its Organisation Commission Pham Minh Chinh (L) and Chairman of Likud party and Prime Minister Bejamin Netanyahu (Photo: VNA)

Tel Aviv (VNA) – The Vietnamese Party, State and people always value and attach much importance to enhancing the sound friendship and cooperation with Israel, a Party official has said.

During the visit to the country from July 23 to 26 at the invitation of the ruling Likud party and Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Politburo member, Secretary of the Party Central Committee and head of the Party Central Committee’s Organisation Commission Pham Minh Chinh met with Chairman of Likud party and Prime Minister Bejamin Netanyahu, and held talks with several Israeli officials.

At the meetings, Chinh expressed his admiration for the robust development of Israel across the fields of economy, trade, science, technology, and startup and innovation. He also asked the Israeli authorities to create favourable conditions for the Vietnamese people community in the host nation.

Lauding Chinh’s visit, the Israeli leaders described it as an important event in the relations between the two parties, states, and peoples. They congratulated Vietnam on her achievements in the national construction and development cause, while speaking highly of the country’s rising role in the region and the world and expressing their hope to elevate the bilateral relations into a more practical and effective manner in the time ahead.

Both sides shared experience in building high-quality public servants, mechanisms to utilize and attract talents in the public sector, as well as arrangement and management of Party personnel.

They agreed the two parties and states should boost the fruitful friendship through enhancing delegation exchanges at all levels, continuing the political consultation mechanism and inter-governmental cooperation mechanism, accelerating the negotiations of bilateral trade pacts and push up the implementation of the signed agreements.

As agriculture is a centre in the bilateral cooperation, they reached consensus on carrying out technology transfer projects as well as stepping up agricultural training courses in Israel.

In addition, they were unanimous in promoting collaboration in science-technology, innovation, and security-defence.

It is necessary for the two nations to set up a direct air route, they said, adding charter flights should be launched first to promote trade and tourism exchange.

They also pledged close coordination and cooperation at regional and international multilateral forums, as well as committed support for each other to extend relations with countries in the region.

During his stay, Chinh had a working session with the Vietnamese Embassy and community in Israel, during which he asked the embassy to complete its entrusted missions, and work to concretise agreements already inked between the two countries, making contributions to enhancing the relations between the two parties and states.-VNA