PM calls for Hungary’s cooperation, support in judicial activities hinh anh 1
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (R) and Hungarian Minister of Justice Bence Tuzson. (Photo: VNA)
At a reception for Hungarian Minister of Justice Bence Tuzson in Hanoi on November 15, PM Chinh highlighted the traditional friendship and multi-faceted cooperation between the two countries, and thanked Hungary for its support to Vietnam in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, thus helping the country recover in all spheres.

The host and guest noted with pleasure positive development steps of the Vietnam-Hungary relations across fields, including the judicial sector, especially after the two countries elevated their relationship to a comprehensive partnership on the occasion of the Hungary visit by General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong in 2018.

PM Chinh expressed his hope that the two sides will deepen the partnership in a more practical and effective way, and maintain their cooperation and mutual support at international organisations and multilateral forums, especially the United Nations (UN).

For his part, Tuzson noted his admiration for Vietnam’s outstanding development steps over the past time, and informed the PM about the outcomes of the talks with his Vietnamese counterpart Le Thanh Long, during which they agreed on orientations and solutions to boost cooperation between the two Ministries of Justice and signed a letter of intend on cooperation in personnel training.

PM Chinh emphasised that the Party and State of Vietnam always create conditions for ministries and agencies, including the Ministry of Justice, to tighten bilateral relations with the Hungarian Ministry of Justice in law and justice.

On this occasion, Tuzson conveyed the invitation of the Hungarian PM to PM Chinh to pay an official visit to Hungary. The host leader accepted the invitation with pleasure, and asked the minister to convey his invitation to the Hungarian PM to visit Vietnam.

Vietnam, Hungary promote judicial cooperation

Hungarian Justice Minister Bence Tuzson expressed his hope that Hungary and Vietnam will make efforts to deepen cooperation in the fields of law and justice during talks with his Vietnamese counterpart Le Thanh Long in Hanoi on November 15.  

The talks took place within the framework of Tuzson’s working visit to Vietnam from November 13-16, also his first trip to the Southeast Asian nation since taking office in August.

On this occasion, Long briefed the guest on Vietnam’s socio-economic development in the first nine months of this year, as well as law and institution building in the country, and shared experience in some specific areas.

Mentioning the Vietnam-Hungary agreement on mutual legal assistance in civil matters signed in 2018, Long noted his hope that the two sides will maintain their close coordination in the implementation of the agreement, contributing to spurring socio-economic development, and protecting State interests, and the legitimate rights and interests of agencies, organisations and individuals.

Following the talks, the two sides inked a letter of intent on personnel training, under which the Hungary Ministry of Justice will train from one to three Vietnamese judicial officials each year to sharpen their skills in law and justice within three months in Hungary.

In November 2012, the Vietnamese Ministry of Justice and the Hungarian Ministry of Public Administration and Justice signed a cooperation agreement, creating an important legal foundation for the two sides to strengthen their coordination in addressing common concern in legal assistance, and exchange experience in law building and consolidation, and international integration.

To realise the agreement, the two signed cooperation plans for 2013-2014, 2016-2017 and 2018-2019. Most recently, a cooperation plan for 2022-2023 was inked on the occasion of Justice Minister Le Thanh Long accompanying National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue on an official visit to Hungary in June 2022/.VNA