Vietnam, Philippines boost anti-corruption cooperation

(VOV) - Vietnam wants to learn the anti-corruption experience from the countries across the world, including the Philippines.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung was speaking this at a March 11 meeting with the Philippines' Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales in Hanoi.

Vietnam pays great attention to combating corruption, a constant struggle that needs uniform, strong and long-term measures to increase the transparency of Government procedures and strictly deal with corruption cases.

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As a neighbour of the Philippines, Vietnam attaches much importance to strengthening all-round cooperation with the Philippines for mutual benefit and the development of both countries, said Dung.

Dung affirmed his support for the Philippines’ Office of Ombudsman and the Government Inspectorate of Vietnam, and their effective implementation of agreements reached during Morales’ visit.

Morales briefed Dung on the results of her talks with her Vietnamese counterpart, Inspector General Huynh Phong Tranh. She described the newly-signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) on bilateral cooperation as a firm foundation for boosting cooperation between the two agencies.

The Filipino ombudsman asserted that her agency is keen to increase cooperation with the Government Inspectorate of Vietnam and is willing to work with the Vietnamese side, so that the two parties are able to learn from each other’s expertise in the fight against corruption.

The same day, the Government Inspectorate of Vietnam Inspector General Huynh Phong Tranh held talks with the Philippines' Ombudsman Morales.

Tranh said he believes the Filipino delegation’s visit offers a valuable opportunity for both sides to share experience in anti-corruption, therefore improving the efficiency of state management, increasing accountability and transparency in the two countries’ inspection activities.

Ombudsman Morales said the newly-signed cooperation MoU gives inspection agencies the chance to share information and expertise in inspection work and combating corruption, she said.