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Courts key to VN-Singapore relations: President

Update: February, 18/2017 - 09:00
President Trần Đại Quang (right) recieves visiting Chief Justice of the Singapore Supreme Court Sundaresh Menon. — VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sáng
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI – Chief Justice of the Singapore Supreme Court Sundaresh Menon’s current visit to Việt Nam will help bolster the partnership between the two court sectors and strengthen the Việt Nam-Singapore strategic partnership, said President Trần Đại Quang. 

Greeting the Singaporean official in Hà Nội yesterday, the President asked Singapore to support in training and sharing experiences with Việt Nam’s court sector to increase its operation competence. 

Especially, Việt Nam wishes to learn from Singapore to improve the efficiency of its international arbitration centre and commercial tribunal, he said. 

Lauding the two supreme courts’ signing of a memorandum of understanding on bilateral co-operation, he held that the deal marks a new development for the two court systems. 

He suggested that the two sides should form a joint working group to direct the implementation of the new agreements. 

He also hailed the courts of ASEAN countries for establishing a new co-operation channel through the Council of ASEAN Chief Judges, expressing his hope that the collaboration among ASEAN courts would become stronger and more effective, contributing to solidarity and unity in the ASEAN Community. 

For his part, Menon noted that judicial co-operation between the two countries was developing in line with the growing Việt Nam-Singapore strategic partnership. 

The Singaporean chief justice also voiced his wish that through the memorandum of understanding, the two countries’ court sectors would foster their ties in major areas of sharing experience in commercial tribunals, IT applications in court management, human resource development and building new common standards in court management. 

The deal is a historical milestone in the effective affiliation of the two sectors, according to the Singaporean official. — VNS 


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