At the invitation of Prosecutor General Le Minh Tri - in return for the visit of the Vietnamese Prosecutor General to Hungary in April 2019 - Prosecutor General Dr. Péter Polt made an official visit to Vietnam between 31 October and 5 November 2023. During their meeting, Dr. Péter Polt and Le Minh Tri signed an additional protocol to the cooperation agreement between the two countries' prosecution services. Dr. Péter Polt was also received by the President of Vietnam, Vo Van Thuong, who appreciated the training of Vietnamese prosecutors in Hungary as an important step.
The Hungarian and the Vietnamese Prosecutor General signed a bilateral agreement on 29 June 2010 in Budapest, among other things on the exchange of professional experience and the extension of cooperation to including further training to improve the law enforcement skills of prosecutors.
During the negotiation of the Vietnamese Prosecutor General in Budapest in April 2019, the Parties signed an additional protocol on the details of the training.
On this basis, in the academic years 2020/2021 and 2021/2022, 10-10 Vietnamese prosecutors were offered the opportunity to participate in postgraduate legal training in Hungary.
The two-semester English-language training - the institutional background of which was provided by the Deák Ferenc Institute of the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of Pázmány Péter Catholic University - focused on the knowledge of cybercrime, corruption and money laundering, including the detection and judgement of these crimes.
The Office of the Prosecutor General, through its scientific and research institute, the National Institute of Criminology (OKRI), has provided significant technical assistance to the training. In addition to the development of the curriculum, Hungarian prosecutors and researchers have also been engaged in ongoing teaching activities.
Experience has demonstrated the unequivocal success of the training. With this in mind, the Hungarian and the Vietnamese Prosecutor General signed a new additional protocol to the cooperation agreement on 1 November 2023. As a result, more Vietnamese prosecutor colleagues will have the opportunity to participate in the training over the next two academic years.
On 2nd November, the President of Vietnam, Vo Van Thuong, who highlighted the friendship between the two peoples, recalling that it is now five years since Hungarian-Vietnamese relations have reached the level of strategic partnership, also received Dr. Péter Polt. He also praised the cooperation between their prosecution services, which was also appreciated by Dr. Péter Polt as effective, and he underlined the importance of the training of Vietnamese prosecutors in Hungary.