Minister Ha Hung Cuong paid a working visit to Sri Lanka

Minister Ha Hung Cuong paid a working visit to Sri Lanka
Minister Ha Hung Cuong and representative offices of the MOJ on May 15 had left Vietnam to visit and work in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka at the invitation of the Sri Lanka Minister of Justice, Mr Abdur Raauff Hakeem. During this visit, the Minister would have a talk with Minister Hakeem Abdur Raauff; visit and work at the Attorney General agency, Supreme Court, Bar Association. He also held a courtesy meeting with National Assembly Vice Chairman of Sri Lanka. Welcoming the delegation at the Colombo airport were representatives from Sri Lanka Ministry of Justice and Ambassador of Vietnam to Sri Lanka.

On May 16, Minister Ha Hung Cuong has a bilateral talk with the Minister Hakeem Abdur Raauff. At the meeting, both ministers focused on issues of exchanging cooperation between the two Ministries of Justice and the problems of international law of mutual interest. Especially, Minister Abdur Raauff Hakeem expressed his desire that Vietnam would join in Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) - an intergovernmental organization established in 1956 to perform consulting work for members about international law, including international trade law and international law.

Minister Ha Hung Cuong noted the proposal and promised to discuss with the relevant authorities of Vietnam to study and report to competent authorities consider the possibility of joining AALCO in the coming time.

In addition, the two ministers discussed some of issues relating to law on investment protection, the possibility of cooperation between the two ministries related to the The 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS 1982). On this occasion, Sri Lankan Minister of Justice asked Vietnam to support the establishment of an international arbitration center in Colombo, thereby contributing to help Colombo to become a prestigious center of trade dispute settlement as other centers in Singapore and Hong Kong.

Under the work program in Sri Lanka, Minister Ha Hung Cuong on May17 would work with the Attorney General, Chief Justice of Supreme Court, Chairman of the Lawyers courtesy and National Assembly Vice Chairman of Sri Lanka