President of the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) Harib Al Amimi (Photo: VNA)

 

Hanoi (VNA) – President of the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) Harib Al Amimi has praised the State Audit of Vietnam (SAV) for its active participation in INTOSAI activities and its contribution to the organisation.

Dr. Harib Al Amimi told the Vietnam News Agency that the cooperation between the SAV and the INTOSAI and the Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) will develop strongly in the future, particularly in building capacity and exchanging knowledge.

According to him, Vietnam will have a chance to learn and expand their knowledge in different audit fields from their counterparts and peers while helping enrich the ASOSAI region with its experience.

“I think this is a golden opportunity for both of us to learn from each other and facilitate the knowledge transferring among our members,” said Dr. Harib Al Amimi.

Harib Al Amimi, who is also President of State Control Office of the United Arab Emirates, highlighted the cooperation between INTOSAI and ASOSAI, saying that there are many fields in which the two sides can cooperate, including knowledge sharing.

“I understand that ASOSAI is very active in professional aspect with its potential and experience. So this experience can be shared among two organisations,” he said.

The INTOSAI President also expressed his impression of audit training in ASOSAI region.

“Fortunately, I have chances to visit many training institutions and academies in ASOSAI region, and I was very impressive about regional audit training conditions,” he said.

He expressed his belief that ASOSAI 14 will benefit all member supreme audit institutions in terms of training and improving their professional levels.

The SAV is only 24 years old, relatively young in comparison with other hundred-year-old ASOSAI members. Hosting ASOSAI 14 means that the SAV becomes the Chairman of ASOSAI for the 2018-2021 term and maintains its membership on the ASOSAI governing board for the three successive terms from 2015 to 2024.

According to State Auditor General Ho Duc Phoc, taking charge in a new role will be a chance for the young SAV to lead the development of the organisation, while enhancing its capacity and expanding relations with other regional and international supreme audit institutions.

ASOSAI gathers 46 member organisations with diverse legal status, culture, politics and development level, leading to varying viewpoints on public auditing and interest among the members.

The ASOSAI Assembly, which is held every three years, is the venue for all heads of ASOSAI member supreme audit agencies to discuss and decide on major issues, necessary documents, regimes and policies to achieve the association’s objectives and further its development. It also serves as a forum for sharing experience in the field of state audits.

This year’s event, held for the first time in Vietnam, sees the largest ASOSAI gathering to date, with participation of around 250 delegates from 46 supreme audit institutions in Asian countries. Representatives from the INTOSAI and a number of other international organisations are also attending as observers.-VNA