Italian Minister Andrea Orlando (third, right) in a joint photo with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (centre) on October 27 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnamese and Italian ministries of justice signed a memorandum of understanding on October 27 to officially establish their cooperative relationship in law and justice.

The document was inked by Minister Le Thanh Long and his Italian counterpart Andrea Orlando, who was on a working visit to Vietnam on October 26-27.

Accordingly, the two sides prioritise such cooperation activities as exchanging experience in judicial reforms, perfecting legal systems, and organising law enforcement and verdict implementation.

They are set to share experience pertaining to the management system of judicial professions and the participation in relevant international conventions and organisations. They will also work together in training officials holding judicial positions.

At a meeting prior to the signing, Minister Long underlined that the Vietnamese Government considers institutions as a growth driver of socio-economic development. He also expressed his hope for more assistance from Italy in personnel training.

Andrea Orlando said law-related cooperation is a foundation for affiliation in other fields, adding that his country is ready to support Vietnam in judicial reforms.

The Italian minister’s first visit to Vietnam is aimed at setting up the cooperative relationship in law and justice between the two ministries, thereby contributing to the two countries’ overall connections.-VNA