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PM asks legal people to aid diplomacy

Update: July, 17/2012 - 09:34

HA NOI — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has urged all Vietnamese lawyers to enhance international co-operation by joining hands in diplomatic activities to increase the country's role and reputation in the international area.

Speaking at a meeting with the Viet Nam Lawyers Association (VLA) in Ha Noi yesterday, Dung said that the VLA should continue to co-ordinate closely with ministries, agencies and localities to contribute more to law building and popularisation, administrative reform, protecting people's interests, and national sovereignty.

The Government would do its best to support the VLA to perform its tasks more effectively, he said.

Dung said he also highly valued achievements made by the VLA, which effectively contributed to the national socio-economic development over the past years.

The lawyers suggested measures to promote their activities in law building, supervision of law implementation, justice reform, anti-corruption, and solving complaints and denunciations. They also discussed ways to enhance the VLA's role in the International Association of Democratic Lawyers and the ASEAN Law Association.

At present, the VLA has 46,000 members with 63 provincial lawyers' associations, and hundreds of associations at grass-root levels. — VNS

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