‘Good Morning, Vietnam’ for Netanyahu? PM invited to visit Asian nation

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Hoàng Trung Hải (back, right) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu watch Israeli and Vietnamese officials sign a memorandum of understanding between the two countries on diplomatic and political dialogue. Credit: Kobi Gideon/GPO.

(JNS.org) During a meeting at the Knesset in Jerusalem on Wednesday, Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Hoàng Trung Hải invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to make an official visit to the southeast Asian nation, while Netanyahu invited Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng to visit the Jewish state.

At Wednesday’s meeting, the Israeli and Vietnamese foreign ministries signed a memorandum of understanding on diplomatic and political dialogue.

“I welcome this formal expansion of our dialogue,” Netanyahu said. “Our trade is already robust both ways, which I think is the healthiest. I think there are many opportunities between Vietnam and Israel in so many fields, in almost every field. And we look forward to doing this and we believe our countries can seize the future individually, but better together.”

Netanyahu proposed Israeli-Vietnamese collaboration in areas including R&D, water, biotechnology, and agriculture.

Posted on December 3, 2015 .