NA Chairwoman urges for deeper Vietnam-Laos judicial cooperation hinh anh 1Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (right) shakes hands with Chief Justice of the Lao Supreme People’s Court Khamphanh Sithidampha in the meeting on January 4. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan urged for deeper cooperation between judicial systems of Vietnam and Laos during her reception for Chief Justice of the Lao Supreme People’s Court Khamphanh Sithidampha in Hanoi on January 4.

During the meeting, Chief Justice Khamphanh Sithidampha briefed his host about results of the talks between the two countries’ courts earlier the day and their plans for future cooperation. At the talks, the two sides highly spoke of what they have together achieved in 2017.

The Lao Chief Justice expressed his sincere thanks to the Party, State and people of Vietnam, particularly the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam, for supporting that of Laos.

He informed Ngan on the two courts’ activities during the Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Solidarity Year – 2017, including education programmes that provided their staff better understanding of the two nations’ long-standing relations and experience sharing events.

He pledged to do his utmost to maintain and nurture the Vietnam-Laos special ties.

Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan highly appreciated outcomes of the cooperation between the supreme courts of Vietnam and Laos and asked the two sides to further develop their ties in order to bring real benefits to the court system of the both sides.

She suggested they should increase experience sharing and delegation exchanges, and enhance cooperation in personnel training and relations between their courts in different areas and at local levels.

Ngan extended her greetings to Lao NA Chairwoman Pany Yathotou who will visit Vietnam for the 26th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-26) in Hanoi this month.-VNA