Vietnam, US state audits foster collaboration hinh anh 1An overview of the working session (Photo: VNA)
Washington 28 (VNA) – A State Audit of Vietnam (SAV)’s delegation led by Auditor General Ho Duc Phoc had a working session with their US counterparts led by Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) in Washington DC on August 28.

The two sides briefed each other on the structure and legal framework of each other, while discussing the strengthening of GAO’s capacity and engagement in the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI), and sharing experience in enhancing auditing capacity, IT and environmental auditing and IT application in auditing activities.

Dodaro congratulated the SAV on achievements that the agency has obtained, affirming that he is ready to promote cooperation between the two agencies in order to share experience and expertise, particularly auditing methods for areas of shared interest such as operation, environment and IT auditing.

Phoc lauded the great contributions of the GAO in the common development of the international auditors and accountants’ community.

He noted that over the years, the partnership between the SAV and GAO have been reinforced in both bilateral and multilateral aspects with the regular exchange of delegations.

The Vietnamese Auditor General expressed his hope that in the future, the two sides will continue increasing the exchange of delegations, while inviting representatives of each other to attend international conferences, forums and training courses that they host or within the INTOSAI framework.

Both sides should organise meetings on the sidelines of multilateral events held by the INTOSAI and the Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) as well as other organisations, he suggested.

As the ASOSAI Chair, the SAV is working hard to promote the growth of the organisation as well as its members, striving to make ASOSAI a model working group of the INTOSAI, he said.

To this end, the SAV has focused on realising the ASOSAI strategic plan and the Hanoi Declaration released at the 14th ASOSAI Assembly in September 2018 on environmental auditing and auditing of sustainable development goads, which are also important agenda of the INTOSAI, said Phoc.

He also proposed that the GAO, acting as the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Government Auditing and head of the working group on Financial Modernisation and Regulatory Reform of the INTOSAI, will support the ASOSAI and the SAV in areas on government auditing.

During his stay, Phoc is scheduled to have a meeting with representatives of the World Bank to discuss partnership orientations and forms in projects and areas of mutual interest such as IT auditing and the application of IT in auditing activities, as well as the strengthening of capacity in realising sustainable development goals.-VNA