06/04/2015 09:44 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

First RoK visit by justice minister successful

Seoul, April 5 (VNA) – Minister of Justice Ha Hung Cuong wrapped up his week-long working visit to the Republic of Korea (RoK) on April 5, the first visit by a Vietnamese justice minister.

During the stay, Cuong held talks with Minister of Legislation Je Jeong-boo and witnessed the signing of the 2015-16 cooperation programme - a follow-up to realise their memorandum of understanding signed in June 2012.

The programme covers the details of bilateral cooperation activities and commitments at multilateral legal and judicial forums, including the Asian Forum of Legislative Information Affairs (AFOLIA).

Hailing Cuong’s visit, Minister Je expressed belief that RoK agencies would provide more active assistance for Vietnam in legislation and training of judicial staff.

Je also vowed utmost efforts to strengthen bilateral ties, initially by bringing the 2015-16 cooperation programme to life.

While chairing the workshop “Laws and economic development process”, Cuong said the RoK’s 60-year history of legislation makes a useful reference to Vietnam during its economic development process, citing the Korean government’s indirect support to business community in management, infrastructure and manpower.

Holding working sessions with President of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the Supreme Court’s Judicial Research and Training Institute, Cuong wished for their support in judicial staff training for the ministry and the Academy of Justice.

Giving nod to his proposal, KOICA President suggested designing a joint project with the Vietnamese ministry using the official development assistance funded by the RoK.