Vietnam Attends Meeting Sharing Int’l Experience in Anti-Corruption

The prevention and combat of corruption and negative phenomena in Vietnam has been implemented drastically to deter and prevent further violation

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Nguyen Huy Tien, Permanent Deputy Prosecutor General of the Supreme People's Procuracy of Vietnam, speaks at the event. Photo: VNA
Nguyen Huy Tien, Permanent Deputy Prosecutor General of the Supreme People’s Procuracy of Vietnam, speaks at the event. Photo: VNA

A delegation of the Supreme People’s Procuracy of Vietnam, led by Nguyen Huy Tien, Permanent Deputy Prosecutor General, attended the 15th International Meeting on Criminal Science and the third conference on the rule of law, law and society, organised in Havana on March 15-17.

In his presentation, Tien emphasised that corruption is a negative social phenomenon that still exists in many countries around the world, adding that the scale of these types of crimes is expanding and their methods are becoming more sophisticated, causing damage to the State’s property.

The official affirmed that the Communist Party and the Government of Vietnam determine that the fight against corruption is an important, urgent and complicated task that plays a vital role in the construction and development of the country.

He suggested promoting institutional building, strengthening the power control mechanism and discipline, perfecting the legal system, especially overcoming loopholes and inadequacies in legal regulations, and ensuring they are compatible with the development of the market economy.

It is necessary to review and issue regulations on publicity and transparency of assets and income, and adopt solutions to limit the use of cash in economic and civil transactions, contributing to the handling of corruption and economic crimes, he went on.

The Vietnamese official pointed out that international solidarity and cooperation are an important foundation for mutual development and building a just and civilized world.

The International Meeting on Criminal Science is an annual activity hosted by Cuba. It has become a prestigious forum in Latin America to exchange experiences on anti-criminal policies, with the participation of many prosecutors, lawyers, judges, forensic doctors, professors, and leading researchers.

During its stay in Cuba, the Vietnamese delegation held talks with the head of the Cuban Supreme People’s Procuracy Yamila Peña Ojeda and the Russian delegation on the sidelines of the event.

The Vietnamese delegation held talks with the head of the Cuban Supreme People’s Procuracy Yamila Peña Ojeda in Havana. Photo: VNA
The Vietnamese delegation held talks with the head of the Cuban Supreme People’s Procuracy Yamila Peña Ojeda in Havana. Photo: VNA

This week, Vietnamese and international law experts also shared experience in fighting corruption in Vietnam at a seminar on March 17 in Hanoi.

The anti-corruption fight has been intensified in 2022 with strong, concerted and effective measures, heard the report at the 23rd session of the Central Steering Committee on Prevention and Control of Corruption and Negative Phenomena.

The building of institutions continued to be promoted, with the Party Central Committee, the Politburo and the Secretariat issuing nearly 50 resolutions, directives, conclusions, regulations and guidance on Party building and prevention and control of corruption and negative phenomena. The National Assembly, the Government, ministries and sectors have promulgated and enforced 640 important legal documents regarding socio-economic management and prevention and control of corruption and negative phenomena.

In 2022, 539 party members were disciplined for corruptive behaviors and intentional violations of laws. Forty-seven officials under the management of the Politburo and the Secretariat. Five officials were removed from the 13th Party Central Committee, two Deputy Prime Ministers and three deputy ministerial-level officials were removed from their positions.

Also, 557 cases were transferred to the investigation authorities for investigation, and 493 corruption cases with 1,123 defendants were prosecuted.

Legal agencies seized and froze assets worth over VND 364 trillion (USD 15.5 billion) in corruption cases, and sentence enforcement agencies recovered VND 27.4 trillion in those cases.

In the past decade, relevant agencies nationwide have commenced legal proceedings against 2,657 corruption cases involving 5,841 people, and prosecuted 2,628 cases with 6,199 defendants.

Hannah Nguyen