The Vietnam Supreme People's Court and the Court of Cassation of France have established a twining relationship in order to create a legal foundation and favourable conditions for cooperation between the two countries’ legal and judicial sectors.

An agreement to this effect was signed by Chief Judge of the Vietnam Supreme People’s Court Truong Hoa Binh and his French counterpart Vincent Lamanda in Paris on March 29 as part of Binh’s visit to France from March 25-29.

Under the agreement, the two sides will discuss measures to enhance cooperation between the two courts and regularly exchange delegations of judges and court officials at various levels.

A secretariat headed by the two chief judges will be set up to supervise the implementation of cooperation programmes, which will be built annually under the consensus reached by the two chief judges.

The signing of the agreement marks an important starting point in the close and friendly cooperation between the two courts in particular and the two countries’ judicial sectors in general, said Vincent Lamanda.

On this occasion, Binh invited Vincent Lamanda to visit Vietnam, suggesting the best time for the visit is at 2013 when the French Cultural Year in Vietnam is organised under the framework of the 40 th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two nations.

Talking with a VNA correspondent in Paris , Binh said the signing of the agreement is seen as the greatest success of his visit which aims to learn more about French legal system’s organisational model and other issues.

Vietnamese Ambassador to France Duong Chi Dung highlighted the agreement’s contributions to the comprehensive relations between the two countries, which he said are expected to be elevated to a level of strategic partnership in future.-VNA