Vietnam, Switzerland step up legislative cooperation

Saturday, 2018-06-23 18:08:40
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Deputy Minister of Justice of Vietnam Tran Tien Dung (L) and Deputy Head of the Federal Department of Justice and Police of Switzerland Michael Scholl (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Vietnam and Switzerland have agreed to bolster experience exchanges in law building and enforcement, and the execution of international treaties, under a freshly signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

The four-year MoU was signed between Deputy Minister of Justice of Vietnam, Tran Tien Dung, and Deputy Head of the Federal Department of Justice and Police of Switzerland, Michael Scholl, as part of the former’s visit to the European country from June 20-22.

Per the MoU, both sides will organise meetings and consultations on the implementation of international treaties, as well as sharing professional documents and information on the laws of each nation.

In the first two years of realising the MoU, the two countries will join hands to translate The Hague Convention, which was concluded on November 15, 1965, on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters. They will also share experience in the execution of The Hague Convention, concluded on March 18, 1970, on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters, and the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards.

Meanwhile, the building of international justice law will be part of the MoU.

During the delegation’s stay in Switzerland, they made a fact-finding tour of the debt collection office in the Bern region to study the models and forms used in the host nation to reclaim debts and register for debt confirmation.