Justice minister signs cooperation agreement with Vietnam

The bilateral agreement was signed during the Vietnamese delegation’s official visit to Hungary.

Justice Minister Judit Varga signed on Monday a cooperation agreement with her Vietnamese counterpart, Le Thanh Long, which will see closer legal and judicial collaboration between the two nations.

Varga praised the “excellent strategic relationship” between the two justice departments and hailed the success of the talks which were conducted in a “friendly atmosphere.”

The agreement identified areas in which Vietnam could benefit from Hungarian strengths including asset recovery mechanism in corruption cases, and the application of information technology in civil judgment enforcement, among others.

Varga praised Hungary’s prestigious law educational faculties and expressed her hope that the agreement would encourage more Vietnamese students to choose Hungary for their overseas studies.

Long expressed his gratitude to Varga’s team and hoped that the Hungarian department’s experience in legal system building and judicial reform would prove to be valuable experience that his own team could draw on.

“With my Vietnamese colleague Le Thanh Long, we signed a cooperation agreement between the ministries of justice of the two countries,” Varga wrote in a statement published on her social media channels.

“The Hungarian model is respected in the field of justice, and because Vietnam has a strong interest in Hungarian legislative mechanisms and institutional structures, [the agreement] also explores the possibility of retraining judicial workers in Hungary,” Varga said.

The Vietnamese justice minister also invited Varga to visit his department in Vietnam, an invitation that was accepted with pleasure by the Hungarian minister.

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