Deputy Director of the Institute of CIS countries Vladimir Evseev visited the Association of lawyers of Vietnam« Back
November 18, 2016 during a visit to Vietnam by the Deputy Director of the Institute of CIS Vladimir Evseev visited Vietnam Lawyers Association in Hanoi. On the Vietnamese side in this meeting took part: Le Minh Tam, Vice President and CEO of the Vietnam Association of Lawyers (he is the head of the largest law school of the country for14 years - Hanoi Law Institute) and Nguyen Quok Hung, head of the Vietnam-Russia Legal Advisory Centre for Foreign Relations.
During the meeting they discussed the possibility to establish cooperation between the Institute of the CIS countries and the Vietnam Association of Lawyers, on the whole Russian-Vietnamese relations and the prospects of development in the near future. In particular, it was agreed that Vietnam and ASEAN - member, can greatly assist the Russian Federation in strengthening ties with the organization and facilitate the return of Russia to the Southeast Asia as a serious foreign policy player.
Vietnam Association of Lawyers is an important social organization in Vietnam. It is directly reported to the Secretariat of the Communist Party of Vietnam - the country's ruling party. As a consequence, the Association is assigned with major functions, which include participation in the development of the legal framework in Vietnam, the spread of legal literacy of the local population and the conduct of free legal advice to citizens. And a few years ago, such legal assistance was stranded the Russians in Vietnam, at the request of the Association of Lawyers of Russia.
At various times, the leaders of the Association were high and distinguished persons in Vietnam such as Defense Minister, and later Minister of Justice Phan Anh, Deputy Chairman of the National Assembly of Vietnam Phung Van Tuu, chairman of the Supreme Court, Pham Hung and Assistant President Pham Quoc Anh. The current president of the Association Nguyen Van Quyen is the deputy head of the Central State Commission for Legal Reform (it is headed by the president of the country). Nguyen Van Quyen was the deputy head of the Communist Party of Vietnam apparatus for domestic policy.
The Association has an extensive infrastructure in the country. In particular, it has offices (representations) in all provinces and major government offices in Vietnam. A vice-president of the Association is the Deputy Minister of Justice, Deputy Attorney General, and Vice-President of the Supreme Court and deputy leader of the Communist Party of Vietnam apparatus for the domestic policy.