Illustrative image. Source: VNA
Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam State Audit will host the 14th congress of the Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) in September 2018, with major events held in four days, heard a press conference in Hanoi on March 31.

National Assembly Vice Chairman Phung Quoc Hien, who is also head of the steering committee for organising the congress, said that the event is an important politic and diplomatic event of Vietnam, contributing to the implementation of its foreign policy.

Through the event, Vietnam also hopes to learn knowledge and experience from the ASOSAI members and attract resources to enhance the capacity of the Vietnam State Audit, said Hien.

He asked agencies to coordinate together closely in holding the event and increase the dissemination of information, while taking advantage of the congress to introduce the images of a reformed, dynamic and friendly Vietnam, which is a safe destination for investment, business and tourism.

The ASOSAI Congress is held every three years, gathering delegates of supreme audit institutions of member countries, regional audit organisations, INTOSAI representatives, development partners and sponsors.

The congress aims to decide major issues of the organization, including the election of an executive board as well as approving the posts of President and Secretary General for the new tenure.

The theme of the 14th congress is “Environmental Audit for Sustainable Development,” which is proposed by the Vietnam State Audit and has been supported by member institutions.

Established in 1979, the ASOSAI had 11 founding members and its current membership reaches 46. The organization aims to promote cooperation and friendship among its members to improve quality and effectiveness in public audit, while connecting regional audit institutions with those in other regions across the globe.-VNA