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Vietnam Bar Federation elects new president

Released at: 14:50, 28/04/2016

Vietnam Bar Federation elects new president

Mr. Do Ngoc Thinh takes up post after election on April 27.

by Thien Huong

Mr. Do Ngoc Thinh has been elected as the new President of the Vietnam Bar Federation (VBF), receiving 97.4 per cent of total votes.

On April 27 the National Council of Lawyers held its fourth meeting in Hanoi to elect a new President of the VBF for the second term and to approve priority tasks for 2016.

The meeting gathered together 79 official delegates who are members of the National Council of Lawyers and represent the more than 10,000 lawyers around the country.

Mr. Thinh said he felt honored and also mindful of the heavy responsibility of being President. He promised to make every effort to complete his assigned tasks.

In 2016 the VBF will focus on training lawyers through studying and understanding the guidelines and policies of the Party and the law of the State, gradually raising the quality of lawyers, strengthening legal aid, and enhancing the protection and support of the legitimate rights of practicing lawyers.

Photo: VBF

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