Israel and Vietnam recently initiated negotiations over a labour cooperation agreement. At the virtual meeting, both sides discussed technical issues to clarify their labour policies and regulations as well as issues of priority and concern. They agreed to sign the pact this year to bring more Vietnamese labourers to work in Israel’s agriculture sector.

Israel has a high demand for migrant workers, particularly in agriculture, healthcare, construction and restaurants, among others, while Vietnam has an abundant supply of hardworking and educated workforce, according to Vietnamese media reports.

Vietnamese exports to Israel dipped slightly last year due to the pandemic. However, Vietnam witnessed a strong surge in its key exports like coffee, footwear, cashew nut, telephones and spare parts, seafood, and garment and textile.