Leaders of state audit agencies of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia met in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on June 14, discussing the role played by state audit in public sector management.

The Vietnamese delegation was headed by State Auditor General Vuong Dinh Hue, while the Lao delegation was headed by Amphonnary Keola, Deputy President of the Lao State Auditing Agency, and the Cambodian delegation, by Uth Chhorn, General Auditor of the Cambodian National Auditing Agency.

They briefed each other about their works and advantages as well as challenges. They also shared experiences in state auditing, which have helped their respective governments in successfully implementing economic strategies.

The senior auditors discussed measures to boost cooperation in sharing professional experiences and personnel training.

Addressing the meeting, Vietnamese chief auditor Hue expressed his hope that cooperation between state audit agencies of three countries would be tightened. He also said Vietnam will exert more efforts to help audit agencies of Laos and Cambodia to raise their capacity.

The meeting was the second of its kind. The first was held in Vietnam in 2009 and the next is scheduled to be held in Vientiane , Laos , in 2011.

While in Cambodia , the Vietnamese chief auditor was received by Cambodian National Assembly Chairman Heng Samrin and Deputy Prime Minister Bin Chhin.

Hue also had a working session with his Cambodian counterpart Uth Chhorn. The two sides agreed to boost professional cooperation in the future./.