PM wants Laos, Viet Nam to share judiciary training

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has expressed support for mutual assistance in judiciary personnel training with Laos and boosting judiciary activities between administrations that share a border.

The Government leader made the statement during his meeting with Lao Minister of Justice Chaleune Yiapaoheu in Ha Noi yesterday, August 26.

"We should promote co-operation and mutual assistance in the spirit of fraternity. The two sides should implement signed agreements in a practical and effective way," Dung said, referring to co-operation accords for the period up to 2015 signed by judiciary agencies from the two countries earlier in the morning.

The Prime Minister concluded by reiterating Viet Nam’s policy of gearing up bilateral traditional friendship and co-operation to a new dimension in the interest of both countries.

In reply, the Lao minister emphasised that materialising the 2010 bilateral agreements in the judiciary should be considered a matter of strategy, especially in personnel training.

Yiapaoheu explained the Lao Government’s keen interest in expanding the judiciary work down to the grassroots level.

Laos was facing difficulties building infrastructure and short of experienced teaching staff, he said.

The minister therefore asked the University of Law of Viet Nam to assist in training teachers and providing relevant curricula for Laos.

He also invited leaders from the university to pay a working visit to Laos and share experiences concerning legal reforms./.- VNA