Party General Secretary and President Bounnhang Vorachith and National Assembly Chairwoman Pany Yathotou of Laos were appreciative of both sides’ plan to sign an agreement on judicial assistance in criminal matters on January 8, to replace the similar pact signed in 1998, saying the new one will create a good legal foundation and contribute to fine-tuning the legal system on the mutual judicial assistance.
They urged the two agencies to work together on carrying out the agreement in a swift and effective way.
The leaders suggested fostering partnerships between people’s procuracies of provinces along the common border to those at the district level, thereby helping to step up collaboration between Vietnam and Laos in combating crime, including organised and cross-border crime.
The Vietnamese delegation’s presence at a meeting celebrating the 30th founding anniversary of the Lao people’s procuracy sector, slated for January 9, indicates the great friendship, special solidarity and all-around cooperation between the people’s procuracies and the two countries.
Tri, in turn, told his guests that Vietnamese and Lao people’s procuracies have frequently exchanged professional experience, especially in crime and corruption prevention and control.
To further beef up cooperation between the people’s procuracies of border provinces, the mechanism of conference for people’s procuracies of Vietnamese and Lao border provinces has been set up, he said.
Additionally, the Supreme People’s Procuracy of Vietnam has taken heed to augmenting cooperation with its Lao counterpart in personnel training, he noted.