Vietnam, Japan augment audit cooperation

VOV.VN - Auditor General of the State Audit Office (SAV) of Vietnam Ho Duc Phoc met the President of the Audit Commission (AC) of Japan Teruhiko Kawato in Tokyo on April 10, during which he suggested sharing experience in audit-related information technology and personnel training.

Phoc said the SAV desires to step up cooperation with the AC as the good way of bringing the SAV’s development to a high level as well as ensuring its functions and missions as assigned by the National Assembly and the State.

Vietnam and Japan have maintained a fruitful strategic partnership in the past time and the East Asian nation is currently the largest provider of ODA for Vietnam with 2.6 trillion JPY (roughly US$24.3 billion ), Phoc said, noting that as the SAV is entrusted with auditing ODA funds in Vietnam, collaboration between the two audit bodies will be strengthened in future. 

On the occasion, he thanked the AC for providing support for Vietnam over the past years, hoping that the two agencies, both being members of the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) and the Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI), will reinforce solidarity and bilateral cooperation to develop INTOSAI and ASOSAI.

Teruhiko, in return, said that the two audit agencies have seen effective cooperation through the INTOSAI and the ASOSAI and via the exchanges between the two countries.

With through preparations, the SAV will successfully organise the 14th Assembly of the ASOSAI in September 2018 and as an ASOSAI member, Japan pledged to double effort to contribute to the assembly’s success, he emphasized.

Concerning the cooperation programme, Teruhiko said that together with applying IT in data analysis to improve audit efficiency, the AC is developing an audit information system to intensify audit security.

Japanese tax system, auditor training programmes and plans were touched upon at the meeting. Teruhiko said he hopes that Japanese experience will be productive for the SAV.