JERUSALEM (Dec. 28)
Israel is moving slowly toward establishing diplomatic relations with Vietnam, according to official sources in Jerusalem.
A Vietnamese trade mission, currently visiting Israel, met Sunday with the director-general of the Foreign Ministry, Yosef Hadass, and both sides voiced the hope that diplomatic relations would soon be established.
The Vietnamese said there was no reason for any obstacles to remain in the way of their country’s developing ties with Israel on the commercial and cultural planes. Vietnam’s policy is now to broaden its relations with nations throughout the world.
The current visit follows a trip by an Israeli trade delegation to Vietnam in March.