Peres postponed historic visit to Vietnam due to flotilla

June 5, 2010 21:08

The state visit by President Shimon Peres to Vietnam has been deferred at the request of the Vietnamese government.

The historic visit, the first by a President of Israel, was at the invitation of the Vietnamese Government. In response to the Israeli naval commando raid on the Turkish so-called peace ship Marmara, the Vietnamese government contacted Beit Hanassi and asked for the visit to be postponed.

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