| National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (R) welcomes Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Singapore Sundaresh Menon.
Ngan said the signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on information exchange between the Supreme Court of Singapore and the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam during the visit is of great significance for the promotion of the both nations’ strategic partnership.
Chief Justice Menon said during the visit, he will give a lecture on conciliation, noting that amidst growing international trade disputes, conciliation will help change those disagreements. In addition, conciliation is also useful to the judicial sector as it will help save costs and time for the parties concerned, he added.
He assured his court’s readiness to share experience in this field with the Vietnamese counterpart.
The top Vietnamese legislator also noted with satisfaction the strategic partnership between the two countries, and successful operations by Singaporean businesses and investors in Vietnam, stating that judicial cooperation will help facilitate bilateral economic, trade, investment and tourism activities.
Ngan hailed the Singaporean court’s support for and assistance in judicial cooperation activities with Vietnam as well as the achievements Singapore’s legal and judicial systems have recorded, regarding them as the highlights in which it can share experience with other ASEAN member states.
The Vietnamese legislature supports the court system in judicial reforms and encourages the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam to intensify exchanges with and learn experience from courts across the globe, including Singapore.
The Vietnamese NA leader applauded the ASEAN courts’ establishment of the Council of ASEAN Chief Justices to serve as an ASEAN connecting institution, aside from the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly.
On this occasion, via Chief Justice Menon, Chairwoman Ngan extended an invitation to the Speaker of the Singaporean Parliament to make an official visit to Vietnam in the time to come.