Azerbaijan, Vietnam expand cooperation in legal area

The delegation headed by Azerbaijan`s Justice Minister, Chairman of Judicial-Legal Council Fikrat Mammadov visited Vietnam on March 7-10 upon the invitation his Vietnamese counterpart to further expand legal relations between Azerbaijan and Vietnam within development of the bilateral relations.

Having noted the relation of friendship and effective cooperation between the two countries, Mammadov reminded historical visits of the great leader Heydar Aliyev to this country and the great son of the Vietnamese people Ho Chi Minh to Azerbaijan. He also noted special role of mutual visits of the heads of states in the last two years in strengthening of bilateral ties and signing of important documents in various areas.

Mammadov highlighted the large-scale legal reforms carried out under the leadership of President Ilham Aliyev.

Noting special significance which is attached in Vietnam to full cooperation with Azerbaijan, Vietnamese Minister Ha Hung Cuong reminded the support given by Azerbaijan to his country during fight for independence and the help in preparation of national specialists.

Ha Hung Cuong has noted that he knows about comprehensive dynamic progress of Azerbaijan, about the development of judicial and legal system, that success achieved by Azerbaijan in this area arouses great interest, and its positive experience will be taken into account when carrying out legal reforms in Vietnam.

After negotiations, the sides have signed the cooperation agreement between the Ministries of Justice of two countries.

The document envisions expansion of cooperation between judicial authorities, mutual visits of delegations, training of justice personnel, legal researches and teaching, and also implementation of other actions interesting for both parties.

The parties have expressed confidence that this important document would be successfully realized and make valuable contribution to development of mutual cooperation. Having noted importance of the agreement, the Vietnamese minister has specified that it will give ample opportunities for studying of the experience of Azerbaijan.

During the visit, Azerbaijan`s minister also met with a number of Vietnamese authorities, held a series of meetings. Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Vietnam Anar Imanov attended the meetings, Azertac state news agency reported.

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