Vietnam Asks for Japan’s Help in Law-Making Capacity Building
|Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (right) and Japanese Minister of Justice Furukawa Yoshihisa. Photo: VGP
At a reception for Japanese Minister of Justice Furukawa Yoshihisa in Hanoi on June 30, Chinh highly valued the results of earlier talks between the two Ministries of Justice and thanked the Japanese side for its assistance to Vietnam in personnel training and policy-making, VOV reported.
Chinh affirmed that the Vietnamese Government supports legal and judicial cooperation between the two ministries, to help strengthen the strategic partnership between Vietnam and Japan.
Vietnam consistently considers Japan an extensive, reliable, important, and long-term strategic partner that shares many common strategic interests, he said, adding Vietnam supports Japan in developing prosperously, promoting its role, and contributing to the maintenance of peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world at large.
|PM Pham Minh Chinh hosts a reception for Japanese Minister of Justice Furukawa Yoshihisa. Photo: VNA
Japan is Vietnam’s top important economic partner, the number one official development assistance (ODA) supplier, the second largest labour market, the third largest investment and tourism partner, and the fourth largest trade partner.
Cooperation in digital transformation, science - technology, environmental protection, agriculture, and human resource training has been increasingly deepened. Notably, the two sides have cooperated closely in Covid-19 prevention and control.
For his part, Minister Yoshihisa said the Japanese side is ready to share experience with Vietnam in various fields, including judicial cooperation, personnel training, institutional building, and digital transformation.
Host and guest shared views on regional and international issues of mutual concern. Regarding the Bien Dong Sea (South China Sea) issue, the Japanese Justice Minister affirmed his support for Vietnam’s and ASEAN’s stance on settling maritime disputes by peaceful means on the basis of international law, including the 1982 United Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS 1982).
As part of his visit to Vietnam, Yoshihisa met with President Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi on June 28, who suggested the justice ministries of the two countries further promote mutual legal assistance and cooperation, according to VietnamPlus.
|President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) receives Japanese Minister of Justice Furukawa Yoshihisa. Photo: VNA
President Phuc spoke highly of the legal and judicial cooperation between Vietnam and Japan in recent times, affirming that through cooperation with Japan, the capacity and qualifications of Vietnamese officials have been improved, contributing to helping Vietnam build a law-governed socialist State.
The two ministries should expand cooperation in the context of increasing civil, commercial and investment transactions, he said, expressing the hope that the Japanese side will continue to help Vietnam train legal and judicial human resources in the time to come.
The Vietnamese leader also proposed that the Japanese Ministry of Justice strengthen ASEAN-Japan cooperation on law and justice, affirming that Vietnam supports Japan's proposal in this field.
Regarding labour cooperation between the two countries, President Phuc said that Vietnam considers labour cooperation with Japan a strategic and potential field.
He suggested the Japanese side expand occupations for receiving Vietnamese interns; and exempt Vietnamese workers from resident and income taxes as currently applied to workers from other countries.
Furukawa affirmed that Japan will continue the project to help Vietnam improve the capacity of Vietnamese judicial officers.
The Japanese side will also support Vietnamese interns and workers with special skills to have stable residence and peace of mind to work in Japan, he added./.
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