Myanmar, Vietnam step up anti-corruption cooperation

(VOV) - Government Inspector General Huynh Phong Tranh and ACM Chairman U Mya Win inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on combating corruption in Hanoi as a result of their working session on October 15.

Accordingly, the Government Inspectorate of Vietnam and Anti-Bribery Commission of Myanmar (ACM) agreed upon six areas of cooperation, including personnel training, technical assistance, exchanging information and expertise, raising public awareness of anti-corruption and intensifying annual exchange visits.

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The signing will provide a necessary legal foundation for both sides to promote information and experience sharing in anti-corruption activities.

U Mya Win in turn said the MoU marks a new step in the bilateral friendship and hoped that the Government Inspectorate of Vietnam would provide greater support for Myanmar’s anti-corruption agencies.

At a reception for Minister U Mya Win the same day, Deputy Prime Minister cum Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh expressed Vietnam's wish to strengthen the traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation with Myanmar.

Minh hailed the talks between the Government Inspectorate of Vietnam and the Anti-Bribery Commission of Myanmar and their signing of a MoU on anti-corruption as providing a legal foundation for increased cooperation between the two agencies in the foreseeable future.

He applauded the two countries’ flourishing ties across a variety of fields, saying there are room for the bilateral cooperation and Vietnam will do its best to foster the time-honoured friendship and all-round cooperation with Myanmar.