President hosts Chinese Chief Justice hinh anh 1President Tran Dai Quang (R) receives Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court of China Zhou Qiang in Hanoi (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang hosted a reception for Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court of China Zhou Qiang in Hanoi on September 19.

The President highlighted the rapid and comprehensive growth of Vietnam-China cooperation in all fields, which has been mutually beneficial for people of both sides.

The senior leaders of the two nations have regularly met and signed several cooperation agreements, laying the legal foundations for long-term partnership between the two sides, he noted.

The President held that the affiliation between the Supreme People’s Courts of Vietnam and China has been reinforced, bringing about specific and practical benefits to the development of each nation as well as further tightening the traditional cooperation between Vietnam and China.

Throughout Vietnam’s socio-economic development, judicial reform has been a key task for its relevant agencies. During the process, agencies and the Supreme People’s Court must stay in close coordination to share experience with courts around the world, including the Supreme People’s Court of China, he said.

He also lauded the signing of a memorandum of understanding on judicial cooperation between the Supreme People’s Courts of Vietnam and China during Vietnamese Chief Judge of the Supreme People’s Court Nguyen Hoa Binh’s visit to China last May, which marked a new milestone in the partnership between the two agencies.

He stressed that the deal is a foundation for the courts to continue sharing experience and information on court organisation, operation, and management as well as judge training.

He affirmed that the Party and State of Vietnam will continue to support the two courts in deepening their collaboration, stressing his hope that the Supreme People’s Court of China will share more experience with Vietnam in judicial reform, thus enhancing its people’s access to justice, while also making court operations more transparent and open.

For his part, Zhou Qiang expressed his admiration of Vietnam’s socio-economic growth, as well as the comprehensive development of bilateral partnership, including the ties between the two court sectors.

He briefed his host on the outcomes of his talks with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Hoa Binh, during which both sides agreed on the need to further bolster collaboration in personnel training, IT application, legal precedent research, and mutual judicial support.-VNA