China, Vietnam ink MOU on judicial cooperation

     Updated : 2016-03-28

China and Vietnam signed a memorandum of understanding on expanding judicial cooperation between their top courts in Beijing on March 25.

President of China’s top court Zhou Qiang (front right) shakes hands with Truong Hoa Binh (front left), president of the Vietnamese People's Supreme Court at the signing ceremony of the MOU in Beijing, March 25. [Photo by Sun Ruofeng/]

The two countries’ top courts have made high-profile visits, exchanged information, promoted communication and exchanges between their regional courts, and participated in international conferences together since they inked an MOU on judicial cooperation in Hanoi, capital of Vietnam on April 18, 2011.

Both sides agreed that the MOU has led to significant achievements and hoped to further deepen the exchange and cooperation between their top courts. They decided to revise and supplement the MOU as well as prolong its validity to Dec 31, 2016 before they sign a new one.

According to the revised MOU, the two top courts will strengthen cooperation on exchanges of visits and training of judges, as well as share experience and information on judicial reform.

They will also promote cooperation in research of typical cases and enhance teamwork between China and courts in ASEAN countries.

Zhou Qiang said China’s Supreme People’s Court cherished the friendship with the Vietnamese People's Supreme Court and hoped the two sides will boost China-Vietnam relations by deepening their communication and cooperation.

Truong Hoa Binh thanked Zhou for his warm reception and expressed his confidence in more cooperative achievements.

Jiang Bixin, vice president of China’s top court also attended the ceremony.