Participants at the conference (Source: VNA)

Prague (VNA) - A Vietnamese delegation from the Ministry of Finance and the State Audit took part in the 9th International Public Sector Conference in Prague, the Czech Republic, from February 28 - March 1.

Themed “A sustainable public sector”, the annual event was jointly organised by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) of the UK and the Supreme Audit Office of the Czech Republic.  It saw the participation of over 200 delegates who are leading officials, financial and accounting experts, and auditors from the public sector of many countries and international organizations.

The conference serves as a forum for participants to discuss challenges facing the public sector and propose measures to governments to build their sustainable public sector in the context of the impact of aging population, climate change, and trade protection.

Attendees focused their discussion on topics related to public sector initiatives in the digital age; role of supreme audit bodies in building and developing sustainable public sector; fighting violations, corruption and organized financial crimes; and financial reporting, public financial management and implementation of international auditing accounting standards.

Talking to the Vietnam News Agency’s correspondents, Deputy Director of the State Audit Nguyen Tuan Anh said the Vietnamese delegation’s participation at the event aims to contribute ideas on coordination between the ACCA and Vietnam to further enhance the role of its activities in Vietnam.

The conference helps increase support of the ACCA for the Ministry of Finance and the State Audit of Vietnam in the coming time, especially helping Vietnam learn more about auditing activities of countries in the world, he stressed.

Within the framework of the event, the Vietnamese delegation had bilateral meetings and working sessions with partners from the Czech Republic, Pakistan, Nepal and Jamaica.

During the working session with representatives from the Supreme Audit Office of the Czech Republic, Deputy Director of the State Audit Nguyen Tuan Anh said Vietnam is taking on the role of the Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) Chair in the 2018-2021 term.

He asked the Czech agency to support the State Audit of Vietnam’s candidacy for the Governing Board of the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) in 2019-2025.

Zdenka Hornikova, Vice President of the Supreme Audit Office of the Czech Republic, agreed to enhance relations between the two countries’ audit agencies in the coming time.

She announced that her country would host the European Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI) in 2020 and assume the Chairmanship of EUROSAI for the term 2020-2023.-VNA