The annual Legal Partnership Forum, themed “Strengthening legal and judicial reform in Vietnam”, took place in Hanoi on December 12.

Jointly organised by the Ministry of Justice and the United Nations Development Programme, the event was to update the implementation of legal and judicial reforms, the 2012 – 2016 agenda on judicial reform and the amendment to the 1992 Constitution.

Addressing the event, Minister of Justice Ha Hung Cuong said Vietnam ’s annual forum will revitalise the framework and cooperation system between Vietnam and international partners.

Pratibha Mehta, UN Resident Coordinator in Vietnam, pledged to continue working closely with Vietnam at policy talks and legal partnership forums, contributing to completing the country’s legal and judicial system.

In the near future, the event will develop into an open dialogue channel to help the Vietnamese Government devise and implement development policies, and provide information on business and investment opportunities for the international business community.-VNA