At the 52nd meeting of the ASOSAI Governing Board on September 18 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Taking the role as the Chair of the Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) for 2018-2021 tenure is a vivid illustration for the growth of the State Audit of Vietnam (SAV), participants said on the sidelines of the 52nd meeting of the ASOSAI Governing Board on September 18.

Nepalese Auditor General Tanka Mani Sharma, who is also a member of the ASOSAI Governing Board, hoped that in the new position of ASOSAI Chair, Vietnam will promote its leading role in the development of auditing community, not only in ASOSAI but also in the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI).

As a Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) with considerable experience, Nepal will help Vietnam build auditing capacity, thus further bolstering mutual understanding and experience sharing, he said, adding the country wants to sign a bilateral auditing cooperation deal with Vietnam.

Speaking highly of Vietnam’s meticulous preparations for the 14th Assembly of the ASOSAI, Takya Kato, a representative of the Board of Audit of Japan, wished that the audit institutions in Vietnam and Japan will enhance cooperation in the future.

Other participants said that SAV should capitalize on knowledge and international experience as well as resources from ASOSAI and its members to improve capacity and operation efficiency.

According to Dao Xuan Tien, SAV Deputy Auditor General, Vietnam is facing a big challenge in how to lead the ASOSAI members and make further contributions to the organisation.

“The 52nd Governing Board meeting offers an opportunity for us to study and share experience in the field of public audit. As the Chair of ASOSAI for 2018-2021 tenure, SAV will do its utmost to lead 46 members, and leave good impression and prestige within ASOSAI”, he said.

Earlier, SAV successfully hosted a line-up of significant events of ASOSAI, and received lavish praises from the audit community, including the 42nd meeting of the ASOSAI Governing Board in Hanoi in August 2010.

SAV became a member of the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) in 1996, and joined the Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) in 1997.

The 14th Assembly of ASOSAI is underway in Hanoi from September 19-22.

Established in 1979 with 11 members, ASOSAI now has 46 members. The ASOSAI Assembly is held every three years.-VNA