A delegation of the Hanoi People’s Committee led by its Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung paid working visits to Israel and the UK from November 4-13 to seek ways to enhance cooperation between the Vietnamese capital and the two countries’ cities, partners and businesses.
Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh hosted separated receptions on July 9 for the outgoing Indian, Israeli military attachés in Hanoi and their successors.
Defence Minister General Ngo Xuan Lich received outgoing Israeli Ambassador to Vietnam Meirav Eilon Shahar in Hanoi on June 26, during which he affirmed that Vietnam always treasure friendship and cooperation with Israel in all fields, including defence.
An Israeli air strike on a Hamas target in the Gaza Strip on October 11 brought down a nearby house killing a Palestinian woman and her daughter, hospital officials said, as a wave of violence in the region triggered fears of wider escalation.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bluntly told President Barack Obama on May 21 his vision of how to achieve Middle East peace was unrealistic, exposing a deep divide that could doom any US bid to revive peace talks.
At least three Palestinians have been killed by tank fire near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, reports say.
The United States is seeking tough new sanctions "to sharpen the choices that Iran's leaders face" after weekend talks between the Iranian government and the International Atomic Energy Agency failed to make progress on a deal over Iran's nuclear program, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on April 27.
Vietnam is worried about the rising tension in the Middle East and condemns Israel for its decision to build new resettlement areas in East Jerusalem, said Ministry of Foreign Affair’s spokeswoman Nguyen Phuong Nga on March 25.
At least 11 people were injured by Israeli air strikes targeting Gaza's airport on March 19, Palestinian officials say.
The US and UN have criticised Israel's approval of 900 extra housing units at a Jewish settlement in East Jerusalem.