Vietnamese Chief Justice Nguyen Hoa Binh (L) and Nepalese President Bidya Devi Bhandari (Photo: VNA)

Kathmandu (VNA) – A delegation of the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam is paying a working visit to Nepal from November 23 to 26 with a view to exchanging experience in law making and judicial reform and seeking opportunities to boost court-to-court cooperation.

At a meeting with Nepalese President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Vietnamese Chief Justice Nguyen Hoa Binh briefed his host about the outcomes of his talks with Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nepal Gopal Parajuli and their commitment to enhancing cooperation between the two countries’ courts.

He affirmed that Vietnam attaches importance to the cooperation with Nepal.

Binh also delivered President Tran Dai Quang’s invitation to visit Vietnam to the Nepalese leader, adding that delegation exchanges at the head of state level will be a great stride in promoting diplomatic relations.

President Bhandari said Vietnam is always an example of national development for her country. She also highly valued Vietnam’s successes in reinforcing ties with nations around the world, especially neighbouring countries.

She noted Vietnam-Nepal relations have obtained many new achievements, and bilateral ties will be strengthened in the time ahead. The leader added the opening of a direct air route between the two countries will facilitate trade and investment activities.

President Bhandari also asked Binh to convey her invitation to visit Nepal to Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang.

At the previous talks, chief justices Binh and Parajuli looked into the development of the law system in each country, judicial reforms, courts’ manpower, judicial training, and IT application in courts.

They shared the view that as the two countries are making efforts to foster diplomatic ties, it is necessary for the two court systems to build and step up bilateral cooperation.

They can negotiate and sign memoranda of understanding on cooperation in the fields that both are interested in, like law making, judicial training, smart court building, and trans-national crime prevention. The two sides should also exchange high-ranking delegations and create favourable conditions for high-level courts’ cooperation, the officials said.

During their stay, the Vietnamese delegation also visited the Vietnamese Honorary Consulate in Nepal and the Nepal Bar Association.-VNA