Vietnam hopes to receive more help from the Chinese State Audit in improving professional skills and capacity for its staff.

Vietnamese State Auditor General Nguyen Huu Van made the request during an October 23 meeting with his counterpart Liu Jiayi on the sidelines of the 21st Congress of the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) from October 22-25 in China’s capital city of Beijing .

Auditor General Van said the cooperation between the two auditing agencies in the form of regular exchanges of high-ranking delegations and experiences have contributed to enhancing each side’s capacity.

He said his agency needs the assistance as it is playing an increasingly important role in Vietnam’s efforts to combat corruption and wastefulness.

Liu Jiaji, who is also INTOSAI 21’s Chairman, said the participation of the Vietnamese delegation contributed to the congress’ success.

He affirmed that the auditing agencies of China and Vietnam should well carry out their agreements, helping further the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries.

The two auditor generals later signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation, in which the two sides will exchange professional experience in the fields of public sector audit, operational audit, environmental audit, and auditing technique, as well as exchange auditors and high-ranking delegations.-VNA