|Representative of the ministries of justice of Laos and Việt Nam sign cooperative agreement between the two sides in Vientiane on Monday. — Photo baophapluat.vn|
VIENTIANE — The ministries of justice of Laos and Việt Nam have agreed to continue co-operation and development of the judicial sector, marking the 35th anniversary of the two ministries’ co-operation.
A document on continuing co-operation in the field was signed in Vientiane on Monday. The agreement was signed by Director General of the International Co-operation Department of Laos’ Ministry of Justice, Ketsana Phommachane, and Deputy Director General of the International Cooperation Department of Việt Nam’s Ministry of Justice, Dương Thiên Hương.
The signing ceremony was attended by Lao Minister of Justice Xaysi Santivong and Vietnamese Minister of Justice Lê Thành Long.
Speaking at the ceremony, Xaysi said the agreement would run from 2015-20.
“In 2017, the Lao Ministry of Justice welcomed the leaders of Việt Nam’s Ministry of Justice on a visit to share experiences and celebrate two historic events between Laos and Việt Nam,” he said.
“Technicians from the International Cooperation Department of the Lao Ministry of Justice also visited and shared experiences with the International Cooperation Department of Việt Nam’s Ministry of Justice,” he added.
“In 2018, the two ministries will continue to implement the cooperation plan. The Lao Ministry of Justice will host the fourth justice meeting between adjacent provinces along the Laos-Việt Nam border.”
“Laos’ Ministry of Justice will also host the Asean Senior Law Officials Meeting and Asean Law Ministers Meeting. We will continue to improve the civil law code that was presented at the third ordinary session of the National Assembly. We plan to submit it to the sixth ordinary session of the Assembly in October 2018,” Xaysi said.
In the meantime, the two ministries will continue to work closely together. — Vientiane Times/ANN