Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh (R) presents a gift to Judge Sebastiano Ardita (Photo: VNA)

Rome (VNA) – Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh had a meeting with leaders of the Italian High Council of Judiciary in Rome on October 19.

Vice Standing President of the council, Judge Sebastiano Ardita briefed his guest of the organisation and its functions, missions, operations, as well as the role of the council in the judicial system of Italy.

He affirmed that the council is willing to cooperate and share experience with Vietnam on the building of its judicial system and ensuring its effective operation. The council is also interested in finding out more on the experience of countries with numerous judicial reforms, including Vietnam and some East European countries.

He lauded the achievements of the Vietnam-Italy relationship over the past 45 years, especially since the two sides set up bilateral strategic partnership.

The Italian official congratulated Vietnam on its achievements in development and international integration in recent years, as well as its progress in judicial reform towards building a democratic and modern judicial system.

For his part, Deputy PM Binh briefed his host on the judicial system of Vietnam, as well as the outcomes of the country’s judicial reform over the past few years, especially through the Judicial Reform Strategy for 2020 with an aim to making the sector stronger, more democratic and modern; protecting justice and human rights; and serving the people and nation.

He lauded the role of the Italian High Council of Judiciaries and expressed hope to strengthen cooperation, experience sharing, and technical support in the judicial sphere for the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam.

At the meeting, the two sides agreed on the need to enhance cooperation between the two governments as well as the two judicial bodies. They also stressed the significance of the signing of a cooperation deal between the Supreme Courts of Vietnam and Italy.

The same day, Deputy Chief Judge of the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam Le Hong Quang had a meeting with his Italian counterpart to seek cooperation orientations in the future, especially in human resources training and the sharing of experience and information in judicial management, as well as information technology application in the field. –VNA