Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân (right) receives Chief Judge of the Lao Supreme People's Court Khampha Sengdara in Hà Nội on Tuesday. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức
HÀ NỘI — Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân has asked the Supreme People’s Courts of Việt Nam and Laos to increase training courses for judges and court officials.
She made the statement at a reception for visiting Chief Judge of the Lao Supreme People's Court Khampha Sengdara in Hà Nội on Tuesday.
Ngân said the country was making efforts to implement the judicial reform strategy and had made significant progress.
The top legislator hailed the close co-ordination between the Việt Nam Supreme People’s Court and its Lao counterpart, especially in training judges and court officials – which was mentioned in the bilateral co-operation agreement signed in 2008.
The two sides have also exchanged working delegations at both central and local levels, she added.
She said she appreciated the organisation of the court conference of Vietnamese, Cambodian and Lao border provinces because it promotes the sharing of experience, especially in dealing with transnational crimes.
Khampha Sengdara said the Lao Supreme People’s Court was in the process of restructuring.
During talks with its Vietnamese counterpart, the two sides shared their experience revising the Code of Civil Procedure, publishing judgments on portals, managing judges and applying Industry 4.0 in judicial activities.
He also reported on the results of past co-operation between the two courts, including training judges. Before 2007, the two sides mainly co-ordinated at the central level. But more recently, they have increased exchanges at provinces, shared border areas and localities, including by setting up twin ties, he said.
Chairwoman Ngân sent her regards to her Lao counterpart Pany Yathotou and said she hoped the top Lao legislator would visit Việt Nam again soon. — VNS