|Chairwoman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan
Chairwoman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan made the statement at the opening ceremony of the 14th ASOSAI Assembly that will run in Hanoi until September 22.
The legislative leader updated delegates on Vietnam’s significant socio-economic development over the past 30 years, saying that Vietnam, from a underdeveloped nation, now has become a medium-income country with increasingly close-knit links with the Asia-Pacific region as well as other regions worldwide. She also highlighted the intensive and extensive international integration Vietnam has made in tandem with its comprehensive reform.
Being an active and responsible members of multilateral mechanisms, Vietnam has made effective contributions to and hosted numerous important international events, including the 132nd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU–132) in 2015, APEC Vietnam 2017, the 26th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-26) in January and the latest World Economic Forum on ASEAN this year.
“ASOSAI 14 is considered the significant diplomatic event of Asia,” Ngan said.
The ASOSAI has been playing a great role in enhancing the capability of member supreme audit institutions in particular and the development of each nation and the improvement of the region in general.
She also expressed her delight at the proactive participation of the State Audit of Vietnam (SAV) in ASOSAI activities and the ASEANSAI.
The ASOSAI Assembly, which is held every three years, is the venue for all heads of ASOSAI member supreme audit agencies to discuss and decide on major issues, necessary documents, regimes, and policies to achieve the association’s objectives and further its development. It also serves as a forum for sharing experience in the field of state audits.
This year’s event, held for the first time in Vietnam, sees the largest ASOSAI gathering to date, with participation of around 250 delegates from 46 supreme audit institutions in Asian countries.
Representatives from the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) and a number of other international organisations are also attending as observers.