Addressing the event, Phoc, who is the Auditor General of Vietnam, said that the ASOSAI has become an influential organisation in promoting the independence, transparency, professionalism and responsibility in the field of auditing in the region.
The Governing Board meeting will focus on tasks for the time ahead, including the implementation of the 12th research project, and preparations for the 54th meeting of the board and the 15th ASOSAI Assembly, he said.
Members of the board approved the minute of the 52nd Governing Board meeting and agreed to keep India as the Editor-in-Chief of the ASOSAI Magazine for another term from 2021-2024.
Regarding the theme for the 12th research project, ASOSAI Secretary General Hu Zejun said that the ASOSAI Secretariat had received 38 suggestions from 16 SAIs and chose 24 for the recommendation list.
After discussion, participants agreed on the topics of the 12th research project, which are audit of implementation of sustainable development goals; SAI’s role in the detection and evaluation of fiscal impacts and risks from public debts, and support for auditors in digital era.
On the 15th Assembly of the ASOSAI slated for 2021 in Thailand, Thai Audit General Sirin Phankasem pledged to exchange information with member SAIs during the preparations for the event, expressing hope for collaboration from other SAIs.
Concluding the meeting, Phoc thanked the ASOSAI members for cooperation with the State Audit of Vietnam during the organisation of the ASOSAI’s 14th Assembly.
The 54th and 55th meetings of the ASOSAI Governing Board will take place in Kuwait and Bangladesh in 2019 and 2020, respectively.