Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (R) receives Italian Minister of Justice Andrea Orlando yesterday in Hà Nội. — Photo VGP
HÀ NỘI – Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has urged the justice ministries of Việt Nam and Italy to further fostering their affiliation, especially in personnel training.
He pledged that the Vietnamese Government would always back the two ministries’ co-operation as he believed it would contribute to enhancing the strategic partnership between the two countries.
Việt Nam considered the building of institutions as a breakthrough in the country’s development strategy, the PM told visiting Italian Minister of Justice Andrea Orlando during their meeting yesterday in Hà Nội.
With special attention paid to completing institutions, the Government of Việt Nam has directed the enforcement of law, while creating favourable conditions for socio-economic development and serving people and enterprises, according to the PM.
He proposed that Italy advises the EU to soon sign and approve the Việt Nam-EU Free Trade Agreement.
He said Việt Nam always supported Italian investors to do long-term business in the country and implement effective projects, especially in areas of Italy’s strengths and Việt Nam’s demand.
On his part, Orlando said that during his working visit, a memorandum of understanding on bilateral co-operation will be signed, laying a foundation for the effective partnership in justice, and contributing to expanding the relationship between the two sides.
Lauding Việt Nam’s reform efforts over the past years, especially in justice, he said that Italy is always interested in bills being discussed by the National Assembly of Việt Nam, including the Law on Belief and Religion and the Law on Associations. – VNS