At the session, 41 members of ASOSAI elected five members to the Governing Board and two members to the Audit Committee for the 2018-2021 tenure.
Accordingly, the Governing Board includes 21 SAIs; Vietnam, China, Malaysia, the Republic of Korea, Japan, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Kuwait, Russia, Nepal and Bangladesh, while the the Audit Committee comprises two SAIs – Turkey and Kazakhstan.
A meeting of the 52nd Governing Board recognized the Economic Cooperation Organisation Supreme Audit Institutions (ECOSAI) as an observer of ASOSAI and approved Palestine’s SAI as the 47th member of ASOSAI.
Particularly the ASOSAI 14 Assembly consented on proposed actions and adopted the Hanoi Declaration, an important official document of the ASOSAI 14 Assembly, which aims to convey the most important message of the 14th ASOSAI and the organisation’s ideas and proposals for public audits to regional and global communities.
The Hanoi Declaration affirms ASOSAI’s interests, efforts and contributions to the pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the United Nation, as well as its response to global environmental challenges through the discussion on “Environmental Audit for Sustainable Development”.
The declaration states that it will continue to implement ASOSAI’s mission in enhancing knowledge sharing and capacity building among member SAIs, with a focus on environmental audits for sustainable development of the nations and the region as a whole. It will continue its vigorous actions to create a new impetus for ASOSAI cooperation, unlocking their potential and raising ASOSAI’s profile as a model regional organization to new heights.
Delivering the closing speech, ASOSAI Chairman for the 2018-2021 term, Ho Duc Phoc, said that after four days of working, the ASOSAI 14 Assembly had come to a successful conclusion.
He thanked the RoK’s SAI for effectively fulfilling its duty as Secretary-General of ASOSAI for the past three terms and Malaysia’s SAI as Chair of ASOSAI over the past term. He also congratulated China’s SAI for being elected ASOSAI Secretary General for the 2018-2021 term and all of the member SAIs of the new Governing Board.
As ASOSAI is a united bloc and looks forward to becoming a model audit agency, Mr Phoc called on all SAI members to continue to actively foster cooperation and share experiences and initiatives for the consistent development of the ASOSAI community and to overcome the global challenges and reaffirm the values of the vision of ASOSAI to Asia and the world.
A meeting of the 53rd Governing Board was convened on the same day with the participation of 12 member SAIs and the observers and Governing Board of the 2018-2021 term, who discussed ASOSAI’s activities for the next term. They agreed that meetings of the 54th and 55th ASOSAI Governing Board will be held in Kuwait and Bangladesh in 2019 and 2020.