A delegation from the State Audit Office of Vietnam led by Auditor General Hồ Đức Phớc are taking part in the 7th international integrity seminar that opened in Budapest, Hungary, on Monday. — VNA/VNS Photo
PRAGUE — A delegation from the State Audit Office of Vietnam led by Auditor General Hồ Đức Phớc are taking part in the 7th international integrity seminar that opened in Budapest, Hungary, on Monday.
The annual seminar, organised by the State Audit Office of Hungary since 2014, focuses on integrity, transparency and the fight against corruption to provide specialised assistance for members of the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI).
Welcoming delegates, President of the State Audit Office of Hungary László Domokos said this event would centre on the integrity of public businesses, noting that this topic was among a number of challenges facing INTOSAI members which held important roles in corruption prevention and control.
From 2016 to 2018, the State Audit Office of Hungary conducted an integrity survey at State-owned enterprises (SOEs). Based on the results, the country’s government issued policies for enhancing integrity in firms – one of the main pillars in Hungary’s anti-corruption strategy, he said.
During the five-day seminar, participants will share auditing knowledge and experience. They will also listen to speeches about governments’ expectations of integrity enhancement at SOEs, integrity surveys at SOEs, and the use of survey results in risk analysis.
As part of the event, the Vietnamese delegation had a meeting with auditing officials from Hungary. Both sides said they attached importance to the two state audit offices’ co-operation and hoped their relationship would be reinforced more comprehensively and effectively. — VNS