ASEAN solidifies its legal foundation
10:09 | 16/10/2009
VGP – Issues discussed at the 10th General Assembly of ASEAN Law Association (ALA) which is opened on Thursday in Hà Nội are supposed to clarify fundamental legal values of the ASEAN Community, paving the way for institutional and law renovations in each and every member country.

 
  Vietnamese State President Nguyễn Minh Triết addresses the 10th General Assembly of ASEAN Law Association (ALA), Hà Nội, October 15, 2009

At the opening ceremony, ALA President Atthaniti Disatha Amnarj emphasized that the ASEAN Charter has taken ALA into a new era of cooperation. Thus, the topic “ASEAN Charter – Taking ASEAN to New Heights” was adopted for the event.
For his part, the host head of state, President Nguyễn Minh Triết asserted that the agenda of the ALA General Assembly covers practical and important issues of both ASEAN as a whole and its member states.

 
  The Presidency of the 10th General Assembly of ASEAN Law Association (ALA), Hà Nội, October 15, 2009

President Triết took the occasion to introduce Việt Nam’s judicial system and reconfirmed the Vietnamese State’s attention to democracy, social equality and economic development.

He hoped that during the meeting, ASEAN lawyers will propose fundamental solutions for “narrowing development gaps within ASEAN through cooperation and mutual assistance.”

For three days, the discussions will focus on impacts of the ASEAN Charter on law training systems in ASEAN members; settling unsolved law-related issues; evaluating investment laws of ASEAN countries; and review judicial reforms in the region.

Việt Nam will take over the Presidency of the ALA.

By Hạnh Uyên
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