A delegation of the Ministry of Justice led by Minister Ha Hung Cuong is on a working visit to Australia, with a view to enhancing the legal and judicial cooperation between the two countries.

The visit also aims to realise the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the ministry and the Australian Attorney-General’s Department in 2012. The document looks to tighten the collaboration between the two countries’ legal and judicial bodies, expand their mutual assistance related to civil and trade issues, and legal training. 

During the visit, which concludes on April 16, the delegation will share its experience in building the penal system in accordance with Vietnam’s implementation of commitments to international conventions and agreements, such as the UN Convention against Transnational Organised Crime and the United Nations Convention against Corruption.

On the occasion, the delegation and the Australian side are expected to ink three cooperation documents, including an MoU between the ministry and its counterpart, a cooperation agreement between Vietnam’s Academy of Justice and the Faculty of Law of the University of New South Wales, and a consensus between the Hanoi University of Law and the Melbourne Law School. 

The visit takes place shortly after the two countries successfully organised the Vietnam-Australia Friendship and Cooperation Year, marking the new phase of the development of the bilateral ties.