Inspector General of the Government Inspectorate of Vietnam Huynh Phong Tranh received the Overall Deputy of the Office of the Ombudsman of the Philippines Melchor Arthur Carangdang in Hanoi on September 16.

Inspector General Tranh acknowledged the importance of the relations between his agency and its counterpart in the Philippines, expressing his belief that the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation signed between the two sides in 2013 would help boost their links in the future.

He suggested the two agencies develop practical plans to implement the MoU effectively through exchange visits, and sharing information and expertise.

Tranh said he hoped the two agencies would continue to enhance their relations in times to come, thus deepening the friendship and collaboration between the two countries.

In turn, Carangdang, who is on a five-day visit to Vietnam from September 15 onwards, said the MoU was a valuable foundation for the two inspection agencies to enhance their cooperation, and affirmed that his agency would continue to implement the agreement.

That same day, Deputy Inspector General Le Tien Hao held talks with Carangdang, during which the two sides shared their experience in directing and managing inspection efforts, as well as fighting corruption, as set out in the MoU between the two agencies.-VNA