Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and his spouse visited famous landmarks in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday afternoon within the framework of their working visit to Vietnam.
Their itinerary included the statue of Tran Hung Dao, Bach Dang Wharf, Nha Rong Wharf, Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Zone, the statue of late President Ho Chi Minh, Ben Thanh Market, and the construction site of the metro line No. 1.
|Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak poses for a photo at the statue of late President Ho Chi Minh in Ho Chi Minh City, August 5, 2022. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre|
Ehud Barak came to Vietnam at the invitation of the Boston Global Forum (BGF) and a number of Vietnamese enterprises.
Previously in Ho Chi Minh City, he had a meeting with Vietnamese entrepreneurs, visited the painting exhibition “Vietnamese wishes” featuring artworks of hundreds of disadvantaged children at Vinh Nghiem Pagoda, and held a talk with local students.
|Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak (3rd R) and his spouse (2nd R) go for a walk at Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Zone in Ho Chi Minh City, August 5, 2022. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre|
Barak is scheduled to participate in a discussion on August 16 at the Hanoi Opera House organized by BGF that is meant to promote the friendship of Vietnam and Boston in Massachusetts of the U.S.
Ehud Barak was Israel’s 10th prime minister from 1999 to 2001.
He also served as Israel’s defense minister and deputy prime minister.