The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the Israeli Embassy in Hanoi will jointly launch the Vietnam-Israel Commercial Committee on July 14. An agricultural enterprise forum involving Vietnamese and Israeli businesses will also be held.

Four leading Israeli firms from the hi-tech agriculture industry - AgroTop, AquaMaof, BioBee and Green 2000 - will be present along with local agricultural businesses from Hanoi . The forum will be an opportunity for businesses from both countries to seek out opportunities for cooperation and share information.

Vietnam has a strong history of agriculture, with 70 percent of the population currently comprised of farmers. Last year, the country ranked first for its volume of rice exports.-VNA