A new agreement to intensify cooperation in auditing between Vietnam and Russia was signed at a meeting between the two countries’ audit chiefs in Moscow on November 18.

During the meeting, Auditor General of the State Audit Office of Vietnam Nguyen Huu Van and Chairwoman of the Accounts Chamber and head of the Supreme Audit Institution of Russia Tatyana Golikova expressed their delight at the close coordination of the two state audit agencies, which, they said, has contributed remarkably to consolidating and developing the two countries’ relations.

They discussed priority fields for cooperation in the time ahead, agreeing to focus on the nuclear energy sector.

They decided to conduct joint auditing over the implementation of an inter-governmental agreement on building the Ninh Thuan 1 nuclear power plant in Vietnam and the operations of joint ventures Vietsovpetro and Rusvietpetro in 2016.

The two sides also affirmed their willingness to expand cooperation in training and retraining auditors.

The Russian audit chief proposed training Vietnamese students in finance and state auditing majors at Russia’s universities.

Both also agreed to completely support each other at the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) and the Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI).-VNA