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VN, Laos discuss judicial reforms

Update: November, 06/2015 - 08:38
President Truong Tan Sang (R) meets with Lao Justice Minister Bounkeut Sangsomsak in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang

HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam hopes that Laos will continue its co-operation with Viet Nam during the two countries' judicial reforms in order to cope with global integration, President Truong Tan Sang said yesterday.

Sang made this remark at a meeting with Lao Justice Minister Bounkeut Sangsomsak in Ha Noi yesterday.

Viet Nam had made remarkable progress in its judicial reform, so it was more than willing to welcome Laos' proposal to exchange judicial experts between the two countries, helping to raise the capabilities of Lao legislators, Sang said.

Yesterday, Chief Judge of the Supreme People's Court Truong Hoa Binh also shared Viet Nam's experience in personnel training, law building and judgment with the Lao Minister during their meeting.

Binh said judicial reform is one of the major tasks in the country's comprehensive renovation, which, he said, is stipulated in documents of the Party's Congresses, especially two resolutions recently issued by the Political Bureau.

Binh stressed that Viet Nam's judicial reform has been productive, as evidenced by significant changes in the national court system.

The 2013 Constitution has also made clear the role and position of the People's Court, the only agency in the State apparatus that exercises judicial power and judgment, he said.

The official took the occasion to thank the valuable support of Lao agencies and Minister Bounkeut Sangsomsak in particular for the development of People's Courts of Viet Nam.

In reply, the Lao Minister said his visit aims to foster relations between the two countries and exchange judicial experience with relevant Vietnamese agencies.

Hailing Viet Nam's recent judicial reform, the Lao Minister said Laos is stepping up reforms in the legal and judicial sectors through myriad measures, while primarily focusing on training judicial officials.

He expressed his hope to receive more support from the Supreme People's Court of Viet Nam in this endeavour. — VNS

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