|Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh (right) receives Chief Judge of the Supreme Court of Thailand Cheep Jullamon in Hà Nội on February 22. — VNA/VNS Photo Văn Điệp|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Increasing judicial cooperation between Việt Nam and Thailand has contributed to strengthening and deepening bilateral relations, Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh told a Thai chief judge on February 22.
Thịnh made the statement during a reception in Hà Nội for Chief Judge of the Supreme Court of Thailand Cheep Jullamon, who is leading a delegation to Việt Nam.
She affirmed that Việt Nam always attached importance to cooperation and friendship with Thailand, which had seen fruitful development across fields over the last four decades since the two sides established bilateral diplomatic ties.
Thailand now remains the largest trade partner of Việt Nam in ASEAN with two-way trade hitting over US$17 billion in 2018.The two sides are striving to lift this to $20 billion in 2020.
Thịnh thanked Thailand for its support for Việt Nam’s chairmanship of the Council of ASEAN Chief Justices (CACJ), saying that Việt Nam would back the Supreme Court of Thailand to host the CACJ conference in 2019.
She expressed her belief that the cooperation between the two sides’ courts would be more effective, especially in applying IT in court activities and improving the competence of judges.
Thịnh hoped the Thai Supreme Court of Thailand would send experienced experts to Việt Nam to lecture at the Việt Nam Court Academy and share Thailand’s experience in the field with Vietnamese court officials.
For his part, Cheep Jullamon said the visit aimed to further enhance cooperation between the two countries’ judicial agencies and realise the memorandum of understanding (MoU) on collaboration between the two supreme courts.
He believed that the relations between the two sides’ courts would become stronger in the future. — VNS