Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân (r) receives Prosecutor General Moon Moo-il of the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office of the Republic of Korea (RoK) in Hà Nội yesterday.–VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức
HÀ NỘI – Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân hosted a reception for Prosecutor General Moon Moo-il of the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office of the Republic of Korea (RoK) in Hà Nội yesterday.
Friendly and cooperative relations between Việt Nam and the RoK have seen strong development steps and been deepened 27 years after the establishment of diplomatic ties, Ngân said.
She recalled her official visit to the RoK in December last year, during which the two sides agreed on measures to boost Việt Nam-RoK comprehensive cooperation in politics, economy, security, defence, culture, education and law.
The legislator briefed her guest about the functions and tasks of the Supreme People’s Procuracy of Việt Nam.
Lauding the outcomes of the talks between Moon and Prosecutor General of the Supreme People’s Procuracy of Việt Nam Lê Minh Trí, Ngân said a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation for 2019-2022 signed between the two agencies lays the basis for bilateral partnership in the future.
According to the pact, the sides agreed to maintain the regular exchange of delegations to boost friendship and mutual understanding, and share professional experience. They will increase their collaboration in preventing and combating crimes through mutual judicial assistance, training human resources, applying IT, and organising seminars to learn from each other.
For his part, Moon highlighted cultural similarities shared between Việt Nam and the RoK, saying Korean people have extended sentiments to the Vietnamese nation and people.
He believed that, together with people-to-people exchange and economic cooperation, the collaboration between their judicial agencies will be enhanced.
Both host and guest expressed their delight at significant progress in the Việt Nam- RoK strategic partnership.
The RoK is now the biggest foreign investor and second biggest trade partner of Việt Nam, which is the fourth largest trade partner of the RoK.
More than 170,000 Vietnamese are living, working and studying in the RoK, while Việt Nam accommodates some 150,000 people from the RoK. Around 60,000 Vietnamese-Korean families are acting as special friendship bridges between the two nations.
Việt Nam, RoK agree on trans-national crime prevention and corruption
Việt Nam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) which are both members of United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) must step up crime prevention and work together to make the countries safer.
That was the message from Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình who yesterday met with Prosecutor General Moon Moo-il of the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office of the RoK.
The two countries should show responsibilities in retrieving corrupted assets and Việt Nam is ready to collaborate with the RoK in the field on the basis of the convention, he said.
"Việt Nam is also willing to receive help from the RoK in law, prosecutor training and learn advanced technologies to combat crime," he said.
Moon said the Rok was ready to help Việt Nam fight corruption adding he hoped the Vietnamese Government would support the peace process of the Korean Peninsula.
Prosecutor General Moon and Vietnamese Minister of Public Security Tô Lâm yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to fight trans-national crime.
Minister Lâm highlighted initiatives of the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office of the RoK to create an information centre and hold high level meetings to crack down on drug gangs.
Lâm said the MOU would serve as a legal foundation and foster bilateral security collaboration.
Lâm suggested the two countries continue exchanges of high ranking officials, information in citizen management as well as training to uphold the law.
He proposed the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office of the RoK support Việt Nam’s Ministry of Public Security in manufacturing specialised devices used in the investigation of and combat against crimes. – VNS