Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Tran Anh Tuan signed a personnel training deal with Israel’s Interdisciplinary Centre (IDC) Herzliya, as part of his visit to the country from December 28-31.

The deal was part of a cooperative initiative put forward by Israeli President Shimon Peres during his 2011 visit to Vietnam at the invitation of his counterpart Truong Tan Sang.

At a meeting with the Vietnamese delegation, President Peres again reiterated his commitment to sharing its expertise and experience with Vietnam as well as to assisting Vietnam in science-technology. He affirmed that Israel wants to enhance its ties with the Southeast Asian country.

Following meetings with Israeli leaders, Deputy Minister Tuan said the Israeli side has expressed readiness to help train high-quality human resource for Vietnam . He noted that bilateral cooperation has made progress over the past years, particularly in farming, education, and science-technology.

Earlier from November 15 – December 7, fifteen Vietnamese officials took the first leadership and management skill course, also within the framework of the Israeli President’s initiative.

IDC Herzliya Rector, Prof. Rafi Melnick described the course as a success, saying that he hopes more similar courses will be held involving top Israeli experts and researchers, especially those working in public policy reform, e-Government and cyber security.-VNA