The talks between officials of the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam and the Hungarian Prosecution Service (Photo: VNA)

Budapest (VNA) – A delegation of the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam has paid a working visit to Hungary during which they held talks with Hungarian agencies, agreeing to step up cooperation in specialised training and applying IT in legal procedures.

The delegation, led by Chief Justice Nguyen Hoa Binh, met with leaders of the Hungarian Prosecution Service, the National Office for the Judiciary and the Ministry of Human Resources.

During talks with Prosecutor General of Hungary Peter Polt, Binh affirmed that the two countries have carried out several cooperation programmes in the field of prosecution. Since 2013, the Hanoi-based Procuratorate University has sent five students to study law in Hungary.

Polt agreed with Binh’s proposal on creating more favourable conditions for Vietnamese students who study law in the country to practice at local prosecution agencies.

He added the Hungarian Prosecution Service is ready to share its experience with the specialist staff of Vietnam in areas that Hungary is strong in like anti-economic, cyber and securities crimes.

The two sides also discussed security measures in using IT in legal procedures and trials.

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Chief Justice Binh also held talks with President Hando Tunde of the National Office for the Judiciary, an independent ministry-level agency specialising in ensuring the funding, infrastructure and manpower training for Hungary’s court system.

He asked Tunde to support Hungary’s assistance for the Vietnam Court Academy in building a contingent of judges meeting international standards.

The Hungarian official promised that the National Office for the Judiciary will create conditions for Vietnamese students to practice in local courts. It also welcomes the Hungarian Ministry of Human Resources’ helping Vietnamese court workers to study in the country.

At a meeting with Zita Horvath, Deputy State Secretary for Higher Education at the Hungarian Ministry of Human Resources, Binh lauded the Hungarian Government’s look east policy, which allocates 45 million EUR for human resources training for Asian countries, including Vietnam.

He asked the ministry to expand the training of bachelors of law and give five of the 200 scholarships it gives to Vietnam each year to the court sector. He also applauded his host’s proposal to boost cooperation between Vietnamese and Hungarian universities.-VNA