The Vietnamese Justice Minister has discussed the possibility of cooperating with the French side in the joining of international conventions related to civil and economic rights as well as the implementation of the Hague Convention on international justice.

The discussion came up from Justice Minister Ha Hung Cuong’s talks with his French counterpart Christiane Taubira on February 25 in Paris during his working visit from February 22-25.

The Vietnamese Minister was briefed that France is drafting a plan to help Vietnam develop legal support professions like lawyer, notary services and court secretary.

The officials shared their regret that the Vietnam-France Legal House was shut down after 19 years of operation, pledging to work together to set up a similar institution that would connect their professionals and with regional colleagues.

Taking with the Paris-based Vietnam News Agency correspondents after the talks, Taubira said the discussion reached agreements to further foster partnership and future specific joint projects.

She also revealed that she accepted Minister Cuong’s invitation to visit Vietnam to review the outcomes of bilateral legal and judiciary cooperation.

The same day, Minister Cuong met with Jean-Marc Sauve, Vice President of Council of State of France and President of the French Institute of Administrative Sciences, during which they signed an agreement on cooperation in building and issuing law and legal documents related to administration.

The agreement will allow Vietnam to study France ’s experience in building laws to standardise State decisions in a time when it is preparing to draft a law on administrative decisions, he said.

At a later meeting with Chief of France’s Court of Cassation Vincent Lamanda, the Minister was introduced to the experience in setting and applying legal precedent in judging, which is helpful for Vietnam in undertaking its legal and judicial reforms.

Minister Cuong and his entourage left France the same day for a working visit to Algeria.-VNA