Tree-planting Ceremony Marks 30 years of Vietnam-Israel Diplomatic Relations
The ceremony welcomed the Deputy Mayor of Ashod, Eli Nacht and representatives of the city's relevant agencies. Vietnamese Ambassador to Israel Ly Duc Trung, his wife, and the embassy staff participated in this ceremony.
|Vietnamese Ambassador to Israel Ly Duc Trung and Asdod's Deputy Mayor plant a tree to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Vietnam-Israel diplomatic relations this year (Photo: Vu Hoi)|
Speaking at the ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador Ly Duc Trung said tree planting was among the essential activities to mark the 30 years of diplomatic relations between Israel and Vietnam. In 2023, the two countries will accelerate coordinated activities for bilateral development and people-to-people connections.
Assdod’s Deputy Mayor Eli Nacht said diplomatic relations would be meaningless if there were no practical activities among agencies, businesses, and people to boost bilateral relations and the understanding between two peoples. Planting trees is included in those practical activities, he stressed.
According to Alexander Oberfeld, Councilor of Asdod City, who came up with the idea to hold the planting event, Vietnam and Israel's relations have yet to be on par with the two countries' potential.
As one of the largest and most developed cities in Israel, Asdod will be an ideal starting point to take the relationship between the two countries to new heights. Meanwhile, Vietnam has great potential for stronger coordination in trade, healthcare, and education, he said.
|Vietnamese Ambassador to Israel Ly Duc Trung and Asdod's Deputy Mayor planted trees to mark the 30th anniversary of Vietnam-Israel diplomatic relations (Photo: Vu Hoi)|
Located more than 30 kilometers south of Tel Aviv, Asdod is one of the most important industrial cities in Israel. It is home to the largest seaport which accounts for more than 60% of the cargo handled annually in Israel.
Vietnam and Israel officially established diplomatic relations in 1993. Israel opened an embassy in Hanoi the same year and Vietnam established its embassy in Tel Aviv in 2009.
Over the past 30 years, the two countries have carried out many substantive and effective activities, especially in the fields of trade, industry, technology, agriculture, education.
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