International legal cooperation in brief


Lao Minister of Justice concluded the visit to Vietnam

On the morning of August 29, the delegation of Lao Ministry of Justice led by Minister Chaleuan Yapaoher paid a working visit to Hanoi Department of Justice.

At the meeting, Mr Phan Hong Son, Director of Hanoi Department of Justice, briefed the Department’s prominent accomplishments especially since Hanoi’s administrative border was broadened.

The delegation congratulated the Department of Justice on their achievements. Mr Bunthong Phimmasenchia, Director of Vientiane Department of Justice, shared Lao Justice Sector’s difficulties in education and fostering its staff and in legislative development. The director expressed his wish to learn Hanoi Department of Justice’s experiences in these fields. He also stated that the cooperation between two Departments of Justice would open new chapter in the legal and judicial cooperation between two ministries, promoting the bilateral ties between two countries and two ministries.

On the evening of the same day, the delegation returned home, wrapping up their official visit toVietnam./.

Cambodian Ministry of Justice’s working agenda in Vietnam

Visiting  Ninh Binh province

On August 29, the senior delegation of Cambodian Ministry of Justice had a working visit to Ninh Binh province. Deputy Minister of Justice Dinh Trung Tung accompanied the delegation on the visit.

At the reception, Mr Nguyen Tien Thanh - Vice Chairman of Ninh Binh People’s Committee- briefly introduced the delegation of the provincial natural geography and socio-economical conditions as well as Justice Sector’s contribution to the local socio-economical development.

Mr Angvong Vathana stated that he was glad to attend the ceremony celebrating the 65th anniversary of Justice Sector and visit Ninh Binh. He also expressed his deep thanks for the People’s Committee’s warm welcome and hoped that with the right direction, Ninh Binh would gain more development.

At the working session with Ninh Binh Department of Justice and Department of Civil Judgment Enforcement, Minister Angvong Vathana was introduced of the history, functions, tasks and accomplishments of the two agencies. Paying lots of attention to the professional matters, Minister Angvong Vathana was especially interested in the conciliation, dispute solution, the relation between the judicial agencies and Court in Vietnam. He expressed his admiration that Vietnam had issued the Law of Civil Judgment Enforcement and Ordinance of Conciliation at grassroot level. The two law documents have been effectively implemented in Vietnam.

The Minister highly appreciated the achieved result of the visit and expected that these results would strengthen the legal and judicial cooperation between two countries. In the afternoon, the delegation visited several historical and beauty spots in Ninh Binh./.

Visiting two training institutions of Ministry of Justice

On August 31, the delegation of Cambodian Ministry of Justice led by Minister without Portfolio Hy Sophca paid a working visit to Judicial Academy and Hanoi Law University.

At the two training institutions, the delegation was warmly welcomed by Mr Phan Chi Hieu, Director of Judicial Academy, and Ph.D. Nguyen Thi Kim Phung, Vice President of Hanoi Law University. The delegation was briefly introduced of the development, activities, line of action, functions, organizational status of the two training institutions, especially in the process of judicial reform in Vietnam.

Leaders of Judicial Academy exchanged and learned information on its counterpart’s experiences in judicial official training. Mr Phan Chi Hieu affirmed that the shared information would be helpful for the Academy to propose effective training method renovations to meet the current demand.

The Cambodian delegation and Hanoi Law University also exchanged the works of legal expert training. Ms Nguyen Thi Kim Phung highly appreciated the studying efforts of Cambodian students at her university and expressed the hope that bilateral training programmes would be further consolidated.

Mr Hy Sophca stated that lots of former Cambodian students at Hanoi Law University were now currently holding significant positions in Cambodia’s Courts. He proposed the University to go on supporting Cambodian students.

During the visits, all sided expressed the wish to further boost the training cooperation in the coming time./.- ITD