Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Bar Federation (VBF) and the American Bar Association (ABA) signed an agreement in Hanoi on January 10, aiming to boost mutual understanding and engagements.

Accordingly, the sides will, via their official channels, exchange information on their apparatuses and law practices, among other activities. Their leaders will have meetings to discuss common concerns and technical support projects to help the VBF implement its strategy of lawyers’ capacity development for global integration.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, VBF Chairman Do Ngoc Thinh stressed the pact marks a new development stage of bilateral cooperation.

He said he expects both sides will soon agree on specific cooperative activities to put into actions principles set in the pact.

ABA President Hilarie Bass said the implementation of the freshly signed agreement will improve mutual understanding and assistance to ensure mutual benefits in line with the laws from both nations.

The same day, the VBF and ABA exchanged views on lawyers’ quality, code of honour and professional work.

Founded in 1878, the American Bar Association is a voluntary professional organisation, grouping over 400,000 members and more than 3,500 entities.  It is committed to supporting the legal profession with practical resources for legal professionals while improving the administration of justice, accrediting law schools, establishing model ethical codes, and more.-VNA