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Vietnam, Cambodia sign key legal deal
Publication Date : 22-01-2013
Vietnam and Cambodia signed a landmark agreement on mutual legal assistance yesterday in Hanoi.
Signatories were Vietnamese Minister of Justice Ha Hung Cuong and his Cambodian counterpart, Ang Vong Vathana, who has been in Vietnam for a visit from January 21-22.
The agreement defines all civil judicial assistance regulations and procedures between Vietnam and Cambodia.
It creates a legal basis for the two judicial bodies to support each other and ensures the rights of individuals, organisations and businesses from one country that operate in the other.
The two ministers also discussed socio-economic development and law and judicial reforms.
Following the signing, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung received Cambodian Minister of Justice Ang Vong Vathana.
During the meeting, the PM expressed hope that the two ministries would work closely together to implement the agreement.
He congratulated Cambodia on its multi-faceted achievements in national development and integration, which would help improve the country's role in the international arena.
The Cambodian minister will also visit the Vietnam Supreme People's Procuracy and Supreme People's Court and work with the Judicial Institute and the Central Steering Committee for Judicial Reform.