Sweden’s Minister for Justice to Visit Vietnam and Cambodia

Sweden’s Minister for Justice Thomas Bodström will pay a first official visit to Vietnam on 7-11 January. 
In Hanoi, Thomas Bodström is scheduled to talk with his Vietnamese colleague on human rights, cooperation against corruption and other issues. The application of the adoption agreement will also be discussed.
         The minister will also visit UNICEF, the police, the Bar Association, a legal assistance centre for women and the Viet Nam office of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.
         On 11-14 January, the minister will then visit Cambodia. The visit aims to discuss developments in Cambodia in areas such as public administration, crime-fighting and human rights.
         Efforts to stop trafficking in human beings and the plans for the forthcoming Khmer Rouge tribunal – to which Sweden is contributing – will also be discussed.
         In Phnom Penh, Mr Bodström will have an audience with Norodom Sihamoni and hold talks with Prime Minister Hun Sen, the deputy prime minister and the minister of justice. 
         He will also meet representatives of the Cambodian Bar Association, visit the UN High Commissioners office for Human Rights and a number of NGOs in the field of legal assistance and human rights.

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