Receiving the Slovakian Minister of Justice Tomas Borec on 11 March, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung highly valued the working visit of the Minister on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the diplomatic ties and the talks between him and Vietnamese Minister of Justice Ha Hung Cuong. According to the Prime Minister, Vietnam and Slovakia have had a long traditional relationship and confirmed that Vietnam has not forgotten the precious support and assistance Slovakia gave Vietnam during its struggle for independence. The Vietnamese Party, State and Government wish to maintain and strengthen cooperation with Slovakia in terms of economics, trade, investment, science, national defense and security, culture and education, he highlighted.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung expected that Vietnam and Slovakia will enhance exchanges in improving the legal system and law enforcement, promote cooperation in legal education and training, and the application of the Hague Conventions.
Minister Tomas Borec thanked the Prime Minister for receiving him and expressed his delight with the outcomes from his working visit to Vietnam. He revealed that his visit aims to accelerate cooperation between the two justice ministries, especially exchanging information on justice reforms. In addition, he asserted that Slovakia attaches importance to the relationship with Vietnam in all fields.
During an earlier talk with the Vietnamese Ministry of Justice, Minister Borec and Minister Ha Hung Cuong signed a two-year cooperation program agreement. Among cooperation activities included in the program are law training and education, the application of the Hague Conventions, and the provision of legal assistance to ensure citizens’ legal rights and interests.
The program is considered as an important step towards fulfilling commitments stipulated in a Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2014 in Bratislava, Slovakia. The two ministers also informed each other on law and justice reforms, and discussed areas of expertise in law enforcement.
On a working visit to Vietnam, Minister Tomas Borec will also meet Vice-President of the National Assembly Uong Chu Luu, Deputy Chief of the Party Central Committee Office cum Permanent Deputy Head of the Central Steering Committee for Judicial Reform Le Thi Thu Ba, Chief Justice of the Supreme People's Court Truong Hoa Binh and Head of the People’s Supreme Procuracy Nguyen Hoa Binh. He will also have working sessions with Vietnam Lawyers Federation, Judicial Academy, Ha Noi Law University, People's Committees of Ho Chi Minh city and Khanh Hoa, and other judicial agencies of these localities./.