Welcoming Israeli Ambassador Nadav Eshcar, President Quang expressed his delight over the sound development in the cooperative ties between the two countries in the past years, as demonstrated by President Reuven Ruvi Rivlin’s State visit to Vietnam in March, Israel’s recognition of Vietnam’s full market economy and the negotiations of a bilateral free trade agreement.
The two countries have also expanded cooperation in trade, high-tech agriculture, security-defence industry and education and training, he stressed.
The Vietnamese leader suggested that both sides strive to ink the bilateral FTA in 2018 and carry out measure to increase two-way trade to 3 billion USD in the coming years.
The Israeli diplomat highlighted that agreements signed between the two countries have created a framework to bolster the bilateral ties. Vietnam is an important partner and Israel wants to promote collaboration with the country, he added.
Receiving Bangladeshi Ambassador Samina Naz, Quang affirmed that Vietnam always cherishes traditional friendship and cooperative ties with the South Asian country.