ASOSAI Governing Board meets in Hanoi
Updated : Wednesday, September 19, 2018 11:21 AM (GMT+0700)

The52nd meeting of the Governing Board of the Asian Organisation ofSupreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) took place in Hanoi on September 19 underthe co-chair of ASOSAI Chairperson Madinah Binti Mohamad and Secretary GeneralChoe Jeahyeong.

Participants at the 52nd meeting of the Governing Board of the Asian Organisation of
Supreme Audit Institutions - Photo: VNA

Madinah Binti Mohamad saidthat member supreme audit institutions (SAIs) have high expectations for the 14thASOSAI Assembly, especially in terms of sketching out the organisationalstrategy for the 2016-2021 period.

She said that the board willwork to improve the efficiency of the implementation of programmes tostrengthen ASOSAI capacity, while seeking orientations and strategy to dealwith issues related to public auditing.

The ASOSAI Chairwoman saidthat the organisation’s 14th assembly will be a chance for the boardto get a better understanding of the challenges and difficulties facing memberSAIs.

She pointed out that one ofthe key challenges is how to reach a higher quality
of problem-solving in terms of explaining, preventing, finding the cause of,and handling issues thoroughly, thus ensuring confidence amongst society andwinning over the community’s cooperation in providing information onwastefulness, fraudulent activity, or wrongdoings.

Madinah Binti Mohamadaffirmed that currently, public auditing has a great responsibility to thepublic. Therefore, at the ASOSAI 14, member SAIs hope to foster partnershipsand learn from each other for their common benefit.

Vietnamese Auditor GeneralHo Duc Phoc said that the State Audit of Vietnam hopes to continue workingclosely with other member SAIs and the Governing Board across all fields inorder to strengthen its capacity and share experiences in dealing with existingchallenges that are affecting transparency, accountability, and governance.

At the meeting, VietnameseDeputy Auditor General Doan Xuan Tien delivered a draft Hanoi Statement, whichis scheduled to be issued at the ASOSAI 14, that is comprised of ideas andrecommendations from the organisation to the regional and global publicauditing community.

Representatives from memberSAIs also discussed the recommendations and annual issues of the organisation,such as finance and budget, along with the outcomes of the ASOSAI strategicplan for the 2016-2021 period and the plan of action to implement the strategicplan for 2018. They also sought ways to strengthen capacity for member SAIs andencourage experience sharing among them.

Participants at the meetingapproved the minutes and discussed issues stated in that of the previousmeeting. They also debated a number of reports, including that of theInternational Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) on informationtechnology auditing.


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