National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân (right) meets Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Singapore Sundaresh Menon in Hà Nội on Monday. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức
HÀ NỘI — National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân received Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Singapore Sundaresh Menon in Hà Nội on Monday.
Welcoming the Singaporean delegation, Chairwoman Ngân said their working visit, during which a memorandum of understanding on information exchange between the Supreme Court of Singapore and the Supreme People’s Court of Việt Nam has been signed, is of critical importance as it will help strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries.
Chief Justice Menon said during the visit, he will give a lecture on conciliation, noting that amidst growing international trade disputes, conciliation will help change those disagreements. Besides, conciliation is also useful to the judicial sector as it will help save costs and time for the parties concerned.
The Supreme Court of Singapore is ready to share experience in this field with its Vietnamese counterpart, he added.
Chairwoman Ngân said the two countries have set up the strategic partnership, and many Singaporean businesses and investors have operated successfully in Việt Nam. Therefore, judicial cooperation will help facilitate bilateral economic, trade, investment and tourism activities.
She appreciated the Singaporean court’s support for and assistance in judicial cooperation activities with Việt Nam.
She said that the Vietnamese parliament supports the court system to make judicial reforms and encourages the Supreme People’s Court of Việt Nam to enhance exchanges with and learn experience from courts around the world, including Singapore.
She also lauded the ASEAN courts’ establishment of the Council of ASEAN Chief Justices to serve as an ASEAN connecting institution, aside from the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly.
On this occasion, via Chief Justice Menon, Chairwoman Ngân sent an invitation to the Speaker of the Singaporean Parliament to pay an official visit to Việt Nam.
Later the same day, Chief Justice Menon met Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hoà Bình of Việt Nam. — VNS