The Council of ASEAN Chief Justices opens its 5th conference

The Council of ASEAN Chief Justices is holding its fifth meeting in Brunei from March 22-25 with the participation of judges from 10 ASEAN member countries. Chief Judge of the Supreme People's Court of Vietnam Nguyen Hoa Binh, who is currently chair of the council, announced that the council has been recognized as an official associated entity of the ASEAN.

As from January 19, 2017, the council enjoys all rights and obligations as an official entity associated with the association, and it will actively join activities of ASEAN for the building of a dynamic, harmonious, law-governed and people-centered ASEAN Community.

The Vietnamese delegation at the meeting contributed constructive ideas on the formation of a council secretariat and cooperation in judicial training between ASEAN member countries and outside partners. Delegates signed a joint statement affirming their determination in institutionalizing the Council and boosting partnership in improving judicial capacity among regional countries, thus ensuring their comprehensive cooperation serving the building of the ASEAN Community.

Source: VOV5