Deputy Justice Minister George Petalotis met on Tuesday with his Vietnamese counterpart Deputy Justice Minister Nguyen Due Chinh and the large delegation accompanying him. The meeting was held in the framework of bilateral contacts between the two sides, with the Vietnamese side being interested in the Greek judicial system and its possible applications in Vietnam.

During the discussion, according to a relevant announcement by the Justice ministry, Petalotis outlined the basic principles governing Greek Justice, mentioning characteristically the fact that "it constitutes the third strong pylon of democracy and it is very important that it functions in full independence from the other two, the legislative and executive powers", while he also referred at length to the legal professions and their way of functioning.

Lastly, the deputy Justice minister confirmed the will of the ministry's leadership to provide every possible assistance to the government of Vietnam, at both know-how level and in political structures.