Ramat Negev Delegation visits Haiphong
On 25th May morning, Mr. Nguyen Van Thanh, Member of the Party’s Central Committee, Secretary of Haiphong’s Party Committee, cum Chairman of Haiphong People’s Council and Mr. Duong Anh Dien, Chairman of Haiphong People’s Committee received the delegation of Ramat Negev Region (Israel) headed by Mr. Shmuel Rifman, Mayor of Ramat Negev Regional Council.
On the basis of traditional relations, the visit was aimed at strengthening cooperation and affirming profound friendship between the two countries. During the visit, both sides have paid much attention to fields of agriculture and human resource training. Secretary Thanh welcomed the delegation and made brief information about the city and its agricultural sector which made up 10% of total production and could ensure the food security in the whole city. He expressed impression at Israel’s high-tech application on agricultural development, and expected to cooperate with an Israeli locality in order to learn their experiences and apply to Haiphong agriculture. Also, he hoped the visit would impulse the cooperation relations between Vietnam and Israel to a new height.
Mr. Shmuel Rifman, Mayor of Ramat Negev Regional Council appreciated the warm reception of Haiphong City, and revealed that there were about 200 Vietnamese students studying and working in Israel; which played a significant role in tightening the friendship for development between the two countries. According to him, in order to develop agriculture, the State should train farmers with knowledge and high-tech application. Through this visit, Israel hoped to reach a more profound cooperation in agricultural sector by sharing Israel’s knowledge and technology with Vietnam, including Haiphong City, and continuously increasing the number of Vietnamese students coming to Israel to study.
*Subsequently, Mr. Duong Anh Dien, Chairman of the city People’s Committee held talk with the delegation of Ramat Negev Regional Council (Israel). At the talk, the two sides carried out the signing ceremony to establish cooperation relations between Haiphong City and Ramat Negev Regional Council.
Also attending the signing ceremony were Mr. Do Trung Thoai, Vice Chairman of Haiphong People’s Committee, representatives of Haiphong’s relevant departments, Ms. Michal Hershkovitz, Israeli Deputy Chief of Mission to Vietnam, Mr. Zinon Shemer, Director of Ramat Negev Desert AgroResearch Center, and Mr. Moskovits Yakov, Director of Ramat Negev Research and Development Center.
According to the Agreement, the two sides agreed to expand and promote exchanges in potential and advantageous fields in order to strengthen the understanding and friendship between the two localities. Also, the two sides agreed to reinforce mutual confidence through cooperative activities in fields of agriculture, education, culture, industry, and sports, etc…; and attempt to develop the cooperation more and more effectively.
At the signing ceremony, Haiphong Center for Varieties and High-tech Agro-Forestry Development and Ramat Negev Desert AgroResearch Center also signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in transferring, instructing and training students in the field of advanced agriculture.
Chairman Duong Anh Dien comprehended and agreed with Mayor Shmuel Rifman’s opinion on attaching special importance to the human resource, orientation and implementation of detailed works for agricultural development. He emphasized that the two sides had to facilitate themselves for becoming a favorable environment for investment to the other side. Simultaneously, he expressed thanks to Israel Embassy in Vietnam for creating favorable conditions for conjoining the cooperation relations between the Israel and Vietnam, which made significant contribution to the long-term and stable development of the two countries.