Vietnam and Israel pledge closer defence ties Print

Senior defence officials from Vietnam and Israel have pledged to expand defence ties.

A statement by Israel’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) in Hanoi on 11 January said that following talks between the two countries, they would look to increase activities in defence research, development and production as well as technology transfers. Expanded defence ties will also facilitate training and education programmes and exchanges, it said.

The MoD said the talks were led by General Pham Ngoc Minh, deputy chief of staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, and Mishel Ben-Baruch, director of the Israeli Ministry of Defense’s International Defense Cooperation Division (SIBAT).

(Issue Feb 2017)