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Vietnam attends third ASOSAI – EUROSAI joint conference

A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Auditor General Doan Xuan Tien attended the third joint conference between the Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) and the European Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI) held in Jerusalem, Israel on March 11.

The delegation attended the event in its capacity as ASOSAI Chair for the 2018-2021 tenure.

Speaking at the event themed “Emerging Issues and Emergency Situations”, Tien said the conference shows the two organisations’ determination in affirming the role of supreme audit institutions (SAIs) in good governance at the country and world levels.

Amid challenges in migration, natural disasters, cyber security risks, and fulfillment of the United Nations sustainable development goals, he asked SAIs to build strategies and approaches to dealing with them.

ASOSAI will give focus on environmental audit and SDG fulfillment in the near future, which was clearly set in the Hanoi Declaration adopted at the 14th ASOSAI Assembly held in the capital city in September 2018, he said.

Participants discussed population aging, cyber security, environment pollution and use of wastes, challenges faced by technologically-reliant economies.

In December 2018, Vietnam’s State Audit Office together with other SAIs built an action plan to carry out the Hanoi Declaration. It also signed agreements with 46 SAIs as ASOSAI members on environmental audit for sustainable development.

The conference afforded auditors from Asia and Europe a chance to share experience and learn about challenges that need to be dealt with in the two continents, thus gaining the best audit practices.

It will last till March 14.