|Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung meets with the Justice Minister of the Slovak Republic, Tomas Borec in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Duc Tam
HA NOI (VNS) — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung praised the friendship and co-operation between Slovakia and Viet Nam during a meeting with the Justice Minister of the Slovak Republic, Tomas Borec, yesterday.
The PM said the visit by Borec confirmed that Viet Nam had not forgotten the precious support and assistance Slovakia gave Viet Nam during its struggle for independence.
The Party, State, Government and people of Viet Nam were always willing to preserve and enhance its co-operation with Slovakia in economics, commerce, investment, science, defence and security, and culture and education, he said.
The PM expressed his hope that the two justice ministries would increase working group exchanges to share practical experience in improving legal systems and enhancing the approval and introduction of legislation.
The Vietnamese PM used the occasion to send an invitation to the Slovakian Prime Minister to visit Viet Nam and discuss measures to develop the co-operation.
Minister Borec said he was delighted with the outcomes of his visit, especially on issues relating to justice reform and drafting legal documents.
He spoke highly of the existing co-operation between the two countries in various fields, especially economics and defence and security.
During earlier talks with the Vietnamese Ministry of Justice, Minister Borec and Vietnamese Justice Minister Ha Hung Cuong signed a two-year co-operation programme agreement.
Activities included in the programme are law training and education, the application of conventions of The Hague conference on international justice, and the provision of legal assistance to ensure citizens' legal rights and interests.
The programme is a step towards fulfilling commitments stipulated in a Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2014 in Bratislava.
The two ministers also informed each other on law and justice reforms and discussed areas of expertise in law enforcement. — VNS