Deputy Chief of the Government Inspectorate Tran Duc Luong is attending the 14th International Anti-Corruption Conference that opened in Bangkok , Thailand , on November 10.

The four-day meeting attracted government leaders and officials, academics and social activists from more than 100 countries and territories.

The conference themed “Restoring trust: Global action for transparency” focuss on anti-corruption efforts to restore trust in five key areas: peace and security, natural resources and energy markets, climate governance, the corporate world and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

At the opening ceremony, Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said that corruption badly affects economic growth and worsens poverty so countries should strengthen anti-corruption and build a transparent social network. He expressed his hope that the results of the conference would lay a firm foundation for international cooperative efforts on anti-corruption.

Transparency International (TI) Chair Huguette Labelle added that corruption distorts market mechanism and badly affects people’s lives, especially the poor. If the international community does not have proper preventive measures, it will destroy citizens' trust in government./.