The symposium aims to raise ASEANSAI members’ awareness of the importance of sustainable development goals (SDGs) in promoting transparency, accountability and anti-corruption. It focuses on efforts to build a society of harmony, peace and integration.
Tien said the implementation of the SDGs gear towards building an incorruptible, society, reducing social vices, and ensuring social equality and inclusiveness, so to accomplish UN programmes by 2030.
He called on supreme audit institutions worldwide and ASEANSAI members in particular, especially the SAV, to contribute to increasing social transparency and accountability of the Government and organisations in the management and use of public assets, as well as the fight against corruption in the region and the world.
In his opening remarks, Indonesian Deputy Foreign Minister A.M Fachir described transparency, accountability and anti-corruption as important factors to the completion of SDGs.
Chairman of the Audit Board of Indonesia Moermahadi told Vietnam News Agency on the sidelines of the event that the SAV is a dynamic agency that has constructively integrated into the ASEAN audit sector, and shared experience as well as common tasks of the sector.
ASEANSAI was established on November 16, 2011 in Bali, Indonesia, with ten members of SAI being the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), comprising Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
ASEANSAI is expected to encourage and promote good governance within the ASEAN region. Thus, ASEANSAI will focus on capacity development for SAIs of the ASEAN member states and technical cooperation in dealing with important and common audit issues in the ASEAN region.