Delegations of Vietnam and Cambodia on May 13 met in Hanoi for the first round of negotiations on a draft bilateral extradition treaty.

Vietnam’s delegation was headed by Major-General Nguyen Ngoc Anh, Director of the Ministry of Public Security’s Legal Department while the Cambodian delegation was led by Hy Sophea, Secretary of State, Ministry of Justice.

The draft treaty has 20 articles regulating mutual extradition obligations and procedures, which state clearly when and how they will transfer convicted persons.

Over the recent years, Vietnam and Cambodia have signed various important agreements on cooperation in different fields, while promoting their partnership within regional and international framework such as ASEAN Convention on Counter-terrorism and Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia Development Triangle.-VNA