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President Tran Dai Quang receives Lao supreme court chief

President Tran Dai Quang received Chief Justice Khamphanh Sithidampha and a delegation of the People’s Supreme Court of Laos in Hanoi on January 4.

The host leader reiterated that the Party, State and people of Vietnam always treasure the special relationship with their Lao counterparts.

He affirmed the support for stronger cooperation between the two supreme courts, stressing that the court system plays an important role in building a rule-governed State and protecting justice and human rights in each country.

The President expressed his delight at the two supreme courts’ frequent delegation exchanges, experience sharing, and enhanced cooperation in crime fight and personnel training. He also highly valued reform and development achievements that the Lao court system has attained recently.

He asked the supreme courts of Vietnam and Laos to continue developing their cooperation so as to bring about concrete and practical benefits for both court systems, thus contributing to each country’s development as well as the two countries’ traditional cooperation and special friendship.

President Quang, who also chairs the Central Steering Committee for Judicial Reform, asked the two countries’ court sectors to step up judicial reforms to meet demand in the new context. He added mutual assistance and experience sharing are very important to this work.

At the meeting, the leader also congratulated the People’s Supreme Court of Laos on being presented with the Independence Order (first class), a noble order of the State of Vietnam. Some officials of the Lao court were also granted with other awards.

Briefing his host about their working visit to Vietnam, Chief Justice Khamphanh Sithidampha said the two court systems have organised regular visits to share experience as well as training courses.

At the talks with officials of the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam earlier the same day, the two sides reviewed cooperation outcomes and outlined cooperation plans for 2018 and the following years.

He added in the Vietnam-Laos Solidarity and Friendship Year 2017, the court sectors held various activities to educate younger generations on the two countries’ special relations.

He also thanked the Vietnamese Party and State for presenting noble awards for the People’s Supreme Court of Laos.