Vietnam, DPRK told to step up judicial cooperation

VOV.VN - Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh has suggested that Vietnam and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) should augment judicial cooperation in the time to come while receiving President of the DPRK’s Central Court Kang Yun Sok in Hanoi on May 10.

She underlined the need for both sides to exchange initiatives and experience in judicial reform, court system improvement, and legal procedure modernization, noting that Vietnam’s Supreme People’s Procuracy and the DPRK Central Procurator’s Office signed a cooperation pact. 

The two countries signed an agreement on judicial assistance, Thinh said, adding that a host of important agreements have been reached across the fields of culture, science-technology, health care, trade, navigation, and civil aviation transportation.

The Vice President stressed that the DPRK was one of the first countries to set up diplomatic ties with Vietnam in 1950, just behind China and the former Soviet Union. Over the years, the bilateral friendship has been strengthened through high-level visits by the two countries’ leaders, she said.

Kang echoed Thinh’s views as saying that his visit is designed to foster the fruitful friendship between the two nations.

He also hailed Vietnam’s socio-economic-cultural achievements and voiced his hope that apart from traditional cooperation areas, the two countries will share experience in judicial affairs towards the stronger development of the judicial sector in each country.