The Ministry of Justice and the Government Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs will work closely to build and issue legal documents as well as programmes and projects related to ethnic minority groups.

Under their 2014-2020 coordination programme signed in Hanoi on November 13, the two agencies will include contents involving the habits and customs and cultural identities of ethnic minority groups in the legal system in a bid to preserve and promote them.

They will also coordinate in inspecting the systematisation of legal documents in the field so as to swiftly detect shortcomings and limitations and then make timely adjustments.

Both will jointly perform their professional activities to manage and supervise the implementation of ethnic minority policies.

During the period, the ministry will join hands with the committee to build a draft law on ethnic minority affairs, develop and carry out legal support projects for ethnic minority communities, and run communication campaigns to raise public awareness of the law.

Addressing the signing ceremony, Minister-Chairman of the committee Giang Seo Phu said the programme marks a new development in the two agencies’ cooperation, adding that it contributes to caring the lives of ethnic minority groups.

Meanwhile, Minister of Justice Ha Hung Cuong underscored the need to focus on implementing effectively cooperation contents set in the programme.

The collaboration between the two agencies is expected to contribute to increasing the quality and efficiency of building legal documents in the State management of ethnic minority affairs, thus ensuring the legitimate rights and benefits of ethic minority inhabitants.-VNA