This agreement was confirmed by both Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung and Israeli Ambassador to Vietnam Yaron Mayer during their meeting in Hanoi on March 23.
Between 2009 and 2010 around 1,400 Vietnamese workers were sent to work in Israel for a maximum period of five years with a monthly wage of about US$1,000 each. However, the plan has been disrupted since 2011 when Israel announced it has only accepted workers under labour cooperation agreements signed with other countries under the auspices of the International Organization for Migration.
Vietnam and Israel have resumed negotiations over a labour cooperation agreement since 2021, and they are expected to finalise negotiation and sign the deal this year.
During the meeting, Minister Dung expressed his wish that Ambassador Mayer would help speed up negotiations towards signing the deal this year.
Meanwhile, the Israeli diplomat expressed great appreciation for the good quality of Vietnamese human resources, and said Israeli businesses are highly eager to work alongside Vietnamese workers.
He voiced his support for both sides to conclude negotiations and sign the deal this year to mark 30 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.