The Vietnam Lawyers Federation (VLF) held a ceremony in Hanoi on October 16 to mark the Vietnamese Lawyers’ Day (October 10) with the presence of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

At the event, Minister of Justice Ha Hung Cuong announced the Prime Minister’s Decision to take October 10 as the Day of Vietnamese Lawyers.

Addressing the function, PM Dung stressed that the country is deepening its judicial reform and building the socialist rule-of-law based state, which offers both favourable conditions and challenges for the lawyers.

These required them to uphold their legal professional ethics and conducts to contribute more to the common cause and affirm their role and position in the country socio-economic development, PM Dung said.

He also expressed his belief that with respect for objective truths, accountability before law and their fine traditions, Vietnamese lawyers will further develop and make more contribution to the country’s renewal process and building a law-governed state and the socialism oriented market economy.

According to VLF Chairman Le Thuc Anh, late President Ho Chi Minh signed a document on lawyer organisation 68 years ago, which was not only important to the Vietnamese lawyers but also laid a foundation for the socialist justice by the people and for the people.

To date, the country is home to more than 8,000 lawyers of 63 lawyers associations who have effectively taken part in protecting legitimate rights and interests of the citizens, State and socio-economic organisations, contributing to building democratic governance to serve the people, Anh said.-VNA