Justice Ministry should be “goalkeeper” of Government in legal issues: PM hinh anh 1Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
The Ministry of Justice should be the “goalkeeper” of the Government in international legal issues to ensure national rights and interests, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at a conference of the sector in Hanoi on January 8.

PM Phuc added that the ministry needs to pay special attention to training legal specialists who are qualified to handle international disputes.

The Government leader recognised the ministry’s achievements gained over the past year, including the remarkable improvement in appraising the quality of draft legal documents and projects and disseminating legal knowledge.

The ministry should be a “conductor” in building and perfecting the legal and institutional systems in order to ensure the consistency, legality and feasibility of the legal system, the PM said.

He also required the ministry to advise the Government in how to create a business and investment environment conducive to start-up and innovation development and set an example for other agencies in drafting laws and legal documents on schedule with good quality.

In 2018, the justice ministry fulfilled 190 out of the 223 tasks assigned by the Government and the Prime Minister, and reduced 52.13 percent of business conditions in the fields under its management.

Its civil judgment enforcement agencies completed over 571,000 tasks, fulfilling 80.3 percent of the yearly target.-VNA