At the conference (Photo: phapluatplus.vn)
Thanh Hoa (VNA) – The Ministries of Justice of Vietnam and Laos on September 27 held the third expanded conference for localities along the shared border, with the participation of more than 100 justice officials from 10 provinces of both countries.

Addressing the event, Minister of Justice Le Thanh Long said that the event is a chance for justice and civil judgment execution agencies of Vietnamese and Lao border localities to discuss and seek solutions to strengthen their cooperation, contributing to ensuring peaceful life for locals and maintaining the shared border of peace.

Participants agreed that since the previous conference, there have been remarkable improvements in the management of resident registration and nationality-related issues at localities along the Vietnam-Laos border.

Justice agencies of the provinces have also worked closely in implementing the agreement between the two governments on the settlement of issues related to uncontrolled migrants and non-registered marriage within border areas, they noted.

They lauded the active coordination of the two Justice Ministries in building and conducting a project to support the Lao Academy of Justice using the Vietnamese Government’s ODA, which was signed on December 27, 2015.

In the coming time, the two ministries will continue cooperating with relevant ministries and agencies of both countries to effectively conducting the bilateral agreement signed on July 8, 2013 on handling uncontrolled emigrant and non-registered marriage in border areas.

The two ministries will also encourage border localities to set up twin relationship to support and cooperate with each other for common development.

Departments of Justice along the Vietnam-Laos border will also give law education as well as legal support to locals to enhance their understanding of the law of both countries.

The Laos’ Ministry of Justice asked for the Vietnamese side’s assistance in revising the Law on Enforcement of Judgments to submit to the Lao National Assembly in 2017.

During the event, the two ministries signed three partnership deals, including a cooperation plan for 2017.-VNA