At the signing ceremony (Photo: VNA)
Thai Nguyen (VNA) – The notary associations of Vietnam’s northern province of Thai Nguyen and France’s Rouen-Normandy region have inked an agreement to establish their twin ties.

Jean Déléage, a member of the Supreme Council of French Notary, who is in charge of notary cooperation in Southeast Asia, witnessed the signing ceremony in Thai Nguyen on January 19.

At a meeting with Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nhu Van Tam the same day, the guest was told that Thai Nguyen is one of the three biggest education-training centers in Vietnam.

Therefore, the demand for certification of contracts and documents from organisations, businesses and individuals in the locality is increasing, Tam said.

This requires the province to further improve the operational efficiency of judicial agencies, including notarial activities, he added, proposing the French notary association to support the Vietnamese partner in the sphere.

According to the deal, the two sides will regularly exchange information and documents on notarial profession, share experience in the field, and refine procedures for drafting documents to ease concerns in inheritance, land, and identity. 
The agreement will come into force within five years and be automatically extended once in five years if the two sides have no documents to end its validity.

Thai Nguyen was the seventh locality of Vietnam to sign the twin cooperation with France after Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Hai Duong and Vinh Phuc.-VNA