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Hanoi (VNA) – “Environmental auditing for sustainable development” will be the theme of the 14th Assembly of the Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI 14) slated for September 19-22, 2018 in Hanoi, with the participation of over 350 delegates from 46 ASOSAI members.

This will be also the topic of the seventh symposium within the assembly, said Vietnamese State Auditor General Ho Duc Phoc at a press conference in Hanoi on March 28.

He noted that the theme reflects commitments, efforts and practical contributions of the ASOSAI to achieving the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) in general and tackling global environmental challenges in particular.

The ASOSAI members will look into challenges, experiences and solutions to effectively fulfill the function of environmental auditing towards sustainable development, Phoc said.

The outcomes of the ASOSAI 14 are expected to help complete guiding documents, processes and standards of auditing, thus meeting demands for sustainable development in the member countries, he added.

As the host of the ASOSAI 14, the State Audit Office of Vietnam (SAV) will become the ASOSAI Chairman for 2018-2021 and is a member of the ASOSAI Governing Board for three consecutive terms from 2015-2024.

He described the event as a good opportunity for the SAV to learn from international knowledge and experiences, while affirming its role and position to other ASOSAI members and regional and international organisations.

A logo and visual communications tools of the ASOSAI 14 were introduced on this occasion.

The Assembly of ASOSAI is the largest multilateral forum and the highest organ of the ASOSAI. It consists of all members of the organization and meets once in three years to exchange ideas and experiences in the field of public auditing in order to approve policies, documents of the organisation and to elect members of the ASOSAI Governing Board and ASOSAI Chairman for the next term.-VNA