Law enforcement representatives from Vietnamese and Cambodian localities sharing the border met in the first judicial conference in Việt Nam’s southern province of Tây Ninh yesterday.– Photo nhandan.com.vn
TÂY NINH – Law enforcement representatives from Vietnamese and Cambodian localities sharing the border met in the first judicial conference in Việt Nam’s southern province of Tây Ninh yesterday.
The function was co-chaired by Minister of Justice Lê Thành Long and his Cambodian counterpart Ang Vong Vathana.
Long said the event represented a significant step in boosting bilateral judicial co-operation.
He noted that under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on law and justice collaboration signed by the two justice ministries in 2009, exchanges of high-ranking delegations and experts had taken place and agreements on civic justice support and extradition had been signed.
Việt Nam’s border provinces had also worked to promote legal knowledge, offer legal support, and settle disputes among their residents and Cambodians living nearby.
The minister urged deeper and more effective engagement in the future to meet the demand and potential of both sides, which was supported by the 100 participants.
The participants asked for the completion of internal administrative procedures for agreements on criminal justice support and transfer of prisoners, which were signed in December last year, to soon take effect.
They recommended justice agencies in Việt Nam – Cambodia border provinces work together in sharing expertise and proposed legal – judicial collaboration subjects be included in the MoU on co-operation between Vietnamese and Cambodian border localities.
On the occasion, the Vietnamese and Cambodian ministries of justice inked their co-operation programme for 2017-18. The justice academy under the Việt Nam Ministry of Justice and its Cambodian partner also signed a memorandum of understanding for future joint projects.
The second edition of the conference was set to take place in Cambodia in 2019. — VNS