Deputy Auditor General Nguyen Quang Thanh (R) at the Summit (Source: VNA)
Phnom Penh (VNA) - Deputy Auditor General Nguyen Quang Thanh attended the third ASEAN Supreme Audit Institutions (ASEANSAI) Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on November 5.

At the event, ASEAN senior auditors reviewed operations of ASEANSAI committees between 2013 and 2015, elected the executive board and committees, and designed operation plans for the next two years.

ASEANSAI Vice President in the 2013-15 tenure and Cambodian Auditor General Som Kim Sour affirmed that with joint efforts from member states, ASEANSAI has achieved remarkable things, helping to improve the capacity of auditors, and increase the efficiency and transparency of public administration in ASEAN nations.

During the meeting, the National Audit Authority of Cambodia was chosen to assume the chair of ASEANSAI for 2015-2017, while the Audit Board of Indonesia will undertake the role as the ASEANSAI Secretary General.

Vietnam was selected as the President of the Strategic Planning Committee. The country’s State Audit Office will host a conference on land and mineral resources in 2017, and act as chief of the project on poverty reduction and foreign investments, scheduled to be implemented in 2017.

ASEANSAI was founded in 2011 in Jakarta by Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei and Vietnam, with the objective of intensifying co-operation between state members through information and experience-sharing on public audits, as well as tightening ASEAN’s connections with international organisations in this field.-VNA