Vietnam, Lao, Cambodia courts seek to combat crimes hinh anh 1At the event (Source: VNA)
Khanh Hoa (VNA) – The fourth court conference of border provinces of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia is taking place in Nha Trang city, the central province of Khanh Hoa from December 20-21, attracting 120 chief judges, judges and court officials.

In his opening speech, Chief Judge of the Supreme People’s Court Nguyen Hoa Binh noted that globalisation, extensive global integration, and growing trade and investment partnerships will increase trans-national crimes, trade conflicts and other civil issues in number and complexity.

Therefore, close collaboration between the three countries’ courts in effectively settling trans-national disputes in civil matters and combating crimes is crucial, he said.

Chief Judge of the Supreme People’s Court of Cambodia Dith Munty, for his part, said the trilateral court cooperation in accordance with the United Nations Convention against Trans-National Organised Crime will bring better lives to local residents.

Meanwhile, his Lao counterpart Khamphan Sitthidampha also spoke highly of the effective and practical ties between courts of the three countries, especially that of border localities, over the past years, saying they have fostered friendship, solidarity and traditional cooperation.

Participants discussed the outcomes of the implementation of the joint statement adopted at the previous conference since 2014, building bilateral and trilateral cooperation mechanisms, improving the efficiency of trials on drug, human, wildlife and weapon trafficking and money laundering cases.

They also shared experience in handling civil cases and those regarding marriage and family in particular.

The biennial conference, initiated by Vietnam, took place for the first time in 2010 and was later held alternately in the three countries./.