Vietnam attends 6th ASEANSAI summit hinh anh 1Auditor General Tran Sy Thanh (centre) and other officials of Vietnam attend the 6th ASEANSAI Summit on November 2 (Photo:

Hanoi (VNA) – The sixth ASEAN Supreme Audit Institutions (ASEANSAI) Summit opened on November 2 under the chair of Auditor General of the Union of Myanmar Kan Zaw, who is also vice chairman of ASEANSAI in the 2019-2021 term.

Vietnamese State Auditor General Tran Sy Thanh attended the event as Chair of ASEANSAI's Committee for Strategic Plan and member of ASEANSAI's Knowledge Sharing Committee.

Speaking at the opening of the virtual summit, Roslan Abu Bakar, Deputy Auditor General of Malaysia, said that ASEANSAI was established 10 years ago to promote integrity in public administration and finance and enhance the capacity of ASEAN auditors.

While pointing out the challenges ASEANSAI has faced in the past time, especially financial crises, climate change, and the COVID-19 pandemic, he said that these challenges made member state audit institutions (SAIs) clearly understand the importance of cooperation in the region, as well as the importance of strengthening relationships with ASEANSAI partners in solving common problems.

To successfully realise the goals of ASEANSAI for the 2022-2025 period as well as the ASEAN Charter, he suggested that SAIs should continue to strengthen solidarity, cooperation and dialogue within ASEANSAI and outside the region to achieve common goals – law obedience and cooperation for mutual development.

As Chair of ASEANSAI's Committee for Strategic Plan, the State Audit Office of Vietnam presided over the development of the ASEANSAI Strategic Plan for 2022-2025 with the vision of becoming a reliable, dynamic and professional organisation of the supreme audit institutions to promote good governance in the ASEAN region with five core values, namely respect, professionalism, cooperation, innovation and rapid responsiveness.

SAIs have agreed to appoint the State Auditor General of Myanmar as the Chairman of ASEANSAI for the new term. They also approved the proposed budget for the organisation's activities in the 2022-2023 period.

In his inauguration speech, Myanmar State Auditor General Kan Zaw expressed his honour to assume the role of ASEANSAI Chairman for the 2021-2023 term. He said he looked forward to continuing to receive the support of member SAIs for the success of ASEANSAI in the term./.