Japan’s justice ministry keeps all-round cooperation with Vietnam hinh anh 1Japanese Minister of Justice Yoko Kamikawa (R) receives Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam Nguyen Hoa Binh on September 22 (Photo: VNA)

Tokyo (VNA) – The Japanese Ministry of Justice will continue comprehensive cooperation with Vietnam to help the Southeast Asian country perfect its legal system, Minister Yoko Kamikawa told Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam Nguyen Hoa Binh on September 22.

At their meeting in Tokyo, Minister Kamikawa expressed her admiration for Vietnam’s achievements, noting that building a judicial mechanism that operates stably and effectively is critically important to economic development and social stability.

Hailing judicial reform efforts by the Vietnamese Supreme People’s Court, she said the two countries’ judicial cooperation has thrived over the last two decades. Japan has assisted Vietnam to fine-tune the law system and relevant mechanisms and policies since 1995.

She voiced her hope that Vietnam will succeed in judicial reforms.

The minister also thanked Chief Justice Binh for his attention to bilateral cooperation projects, including a UNAFEI training programme for judicial officials.

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Japan plans to work with the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam to organise a workshop in 2018, she noted, asking for Vietnam’s support of the event. The minister also invited Vietnam to an international judges’ forum hosted by the Justice Ministry and the Supreme Court of Japan this October.

For his part, Chief Justice Binh said the extensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and Japan is flourishing, particularly in economy. He stressed that Vietnam has made great progress in judicial reform with the cooperation of the Japanese Ministry of Justice since 1998. 

With the help of Japanese experts, Vietnam has completed its legal regulations on justice, he noted.

The Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam is in Japan to attend the 17th Conference of the Chief Justices of Asia and the Pacific held in Tokyo, Japan, from September 19-21.-VNA