HK and Hungary sign MOU on correctional services (with photo)

     The Correctional Services Department (CSD) and the Hungarian Prison Service signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today (March 1) to promote mutual exchanges and co-operation on correctional services with a view to enhancing the effectiveness of correctional work.
     The MOU was signed in Hungary by the Commissioner of Correctional Services, Mr Wong Kwok-hing, and the Director General of the Hungarian Prison Service, Lieutenant General Dr Tamás Tóth.

     Speaking at the signing ceremony, Mr Wong said that the MOU sets out that the two sides will strive to develop and implement co-operation programmes including joint research, personnel and information exchanges, and experience sharing in correctional services. He added that the signing of the MOU is of great significance as it will facilitate the development of the two correctional authorities, establish long-term co-operation, as well as increase professional exchanges in international correctional services.

     â€‹The CSD has signed MOUs with the correctional authorities of Canada, Singapore and South Korea since 2001, and will continue to expand co-operation and strengthen exchanges with international correctional authorities.