Vietnam, Israel cooperate in personnel training

(VOV) -Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Tran Anh Tuan signed a cooperation agreement on personnel training with Israel’s Interdisciplinary Centre (IDC) Herzliya during its working trip to Israel from December 28-31.

The agreement is part of a cooperation programme proposed by the Israeli President Shimon Peres during his 2011 visit to Vietnam at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart Truong Tan Sang.

President Peres’ initiatives aim to boost bilateral cooperation between the two governments by sharing their knowledge and experience of business and technology.


At a reception for the Vietnamese delegation, the Israeli leader reaffirmed his support for Vietnam to develop science and technology.

He pledged to help Vietnam implement its human resource training programme and strengthen relations with the Southeast Asian country.

Deputy Minister Tran Anh Tuan highlighted the excellent development in bilateral ties, especially in the fields of agriculture, education, and science and technology.

He said he hoped to learn from Israel’s experience in science and technology, finance, e-government, and state employees’ operational efficiency.

Earlier, Vietnamese officials joined the first leadership and management skill course under the framework of the Israeli President’s initiative.

IDC Herzliya Rector, Prof. Rafi Melnick said he hopes more similar courses will be held with the involvement of Israeli experts and researchers working in public policy reform, e-Government and cyber security.