Deputy PM lauds Vietnam-Laos judicial cooperation hinh anh 1Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh (R) ​and Chief Judge of the Lao Supreme People’s Court Khamphanh Sithidampha (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has applauded close cooperation between the court systems of Vietnam and Laos, at both supreme and provincial levels, while receiving Chief Judge of the Lao Supreme People’s Court Khamphanh Sitthidampha in Hanoi on January 5.

The support of Vietnam’s court sector to its Lao counterpart is a vivid manifestation of the special relationship between the two countries’ Parties and States, the official said.

He affirmed that the Vietnamese Government always backs the bilateral judicial ties, contributing to the development in each nation.

The Deputy PM asked the Lao court to continue implementing contents of cooperation agreements reached by the two sides, and organise visits and exchanges for Vietnamese and Lao judicial officials.

The Communist Party, State and Government of Vietnam always do their best, in any circumstances, to preserve the traditional relationship and special solidarity between Vietnam and Laos, he emphasised.

In reply, Khamphanh Sitthidampha told his host that the Vietnamese and Lao court sectors have carried a range of cooperation activities with a focus on judge training, over the past time and increased the exchange of delegations at both central and local levels.

Hailing the Vietnamese court sector’s assistance in personnel training, the guest said ten Lao court officials will be sent to Vietnam to attend training courses at the Vietnam Court Academy in 2018.

On this occasion, Khamphanh Sitthidampha handed over an insignia of the Lao court sector to Deputy PM Binh to honour his contributions to the formation and development of the Lao People’s Supreme Court.

On January 4, on behalf of Vietnamese Party and State leaders, Chief Judge of the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam Nguyen Hoa Binh presented a first-class Independence Order to the Supreme People’s Court of Laos.-VNA