Deputy Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc meets with visiting Azerbaijani Justice Minister Fikrat Mammadov and his delegation in Hà Nội yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Phương Hoa
HÀ NỘI(VNS) — Deputy Prime Minister (PM) Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has affirmed that the Vietnamese government always supports co-operative activities between its justice ministry and the Azerbaijani counterpart.
He made the affirmation at a reception held to host visiting Azerbaijani Justice Minister Fikrat Mammadov and his delegation in Hà Nội yesterday.
The Deputy PM spoke highly of the importance and significance of the relations between the legislative, executive and judicial agencies of the two countries as well as the signing of a co-operation agreement between the two justice ministries.
He recalled Azerbaijan’s assistance to Việt Nam in various fields during the Soviet era, including the training of personnel, noting that many of whom have contributed greatly to national development.
Minister Fikrat Mammadov told his host that the purpose of his visit was to set up a co-operative relationship in the legal and judicial fields as part of efforts to strengthen the growing co-operation between the two countries.
He expressed the hope that both sides would continue measures to further their traditional friendship.
Earlier that day, Justice Ministers Hà Hùng Cường and Fikrat Mammadov signed an agreement to officially establish co-operation in legal and judicial affairs between Việt Nam and Azerbaijan.
Accordingly, the two sides will join hands in judicial activities, personnel training and legal studies, among others.
The Azerbaijani minister is on a working visit to Việt Nam from March 6 to March 10. Earlier, he met with Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Uông Chu Lưu and Chief Judge of the Supreme People’s Court Trương Hòa Bình. — VNS