TEL AVIV (Jan. 30)
Vietnam is looking to Israel for assistance as it prepares for a major development program after two generations of war.
A delegation of Israeli businessmen will go to the Southeast Asian country early in March, the newspaper Hatzofeh reported Thursday. It will consist of 12 managers of Israeli industrial plants.
The group was organized by the Israel Export Institute in cooperation with the Asia-Israel Chamber of Commerce. The members plan to meet Vietnamese leaders in industry and agriculture who have expressed an interest in mutual relations with Israel.
According to the newspaper, Israel and Vietnam plan cooperative ventures in a variety of manufacturing and agricultural projects and the use of water resources.