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Procuracy to increase co-operation with Laos

Update: March, 28/2012 - 10:29

HA NOI — President Truong Tan Sang met with head of the Lao People's Supreme Procuracy Khamsane Souvong yesterday and expressed his hope that the people's procuracy offices in both countries would further increase co-operation.

Sang said he highly valued both countries' efforts to train staff and collaborate in dealing with trans-national crimes through implementation of the Viet Nam-Laos treaty on mutual judicial assistance in civil and criminal matters and holding biennial conferences for the people's procuracy sector in border provinces.

Souvong said he was delighted at the fruitful co-operation between the two countries' procuracy sectors and stressed that his visit came at a time when Viet Nam was implementing the Resolution of the 11th Party National Congress, which pushed for more transparency in the judicial sector.

The same day, Sang also received Defence Minister of the Czech Republic Alexandr Vondra in Ha Noi during his official visit to Viet Nam.

Sang affirmed that Viet Nam always attached importance to traditional relations with the Czech Republic and was willing to act as a bridge to help the republic promote its relationship with Southeast Asian countries.

He also welcomed co-operative agreements in many fields reached between the two defence ministries, saying they were an important basis for the promotion of bilateral relations.

Minister Vondra shared the view that agreements reached between the two defence ministries would further promote bilateral ties in the future, consolidating the traditional friendship between the two countries.

He affirmed that the Czech Republic and the EU always offered favourable conditions for Vietnamese enterprises. In his opinion, bilateral trade turnover did not match its full potential, and he asked leaders of both countries to direct relevant agencies to implement measures to boost co-operation.

During the talks between Vietnamese Defence Minister, General Phung Quang Thanh, and Vondra, the two sides agreed to boost the exchange of delegations, training and co-operation in the field of national defence industry. They also signed an MoU in the field of national defence co-operation. — VNS

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