NA Vice Chairman applauds VN-Japan audit cooperation

Chiang Mai Province will host the 50th Asian Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions' (ASOSAI) Governing Board Meeting and an international seminar on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Office of the Auditor General. The Auditor General Pisit Leelavachiropas on July 23 discussed with the Vice Governor of Chiang Mai Nawin Sinthusa-ard and head of the related agencies the preparations to host the 50th ASOSAI Governing Board Meeting and the international seminar on the occasion of the Office of the Auditor General’s (OAG) 100th anniversary in Chiang Mai. The meeting and seminar will take place during February 11-19, 2016 with participants from ASOSAI’s 42 Asian member countries. The event aims to strengthen cooperation of the OAG with domestic and international agencies. The OAG's staff will be promoted to enter an exchange programme to learn on organizational moralities, that will enhance officials' readiness to operate on the international stage. The Auditor General has said that Chiang Mai Province has been selected to host ASOSAI Governing Board Meeting, due to its beautiful natural scenery and traditions, values that are considered a great accommodate to this meeting.... [read more]

VGP – Viet Nam will host the 14th Assembly of the Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) in 2018, become a member of the ASOSAI Governing Board in the 2015-18 tenure, and chair the organisation from 2018-2021. The information was announced at the 13th Assembly of the ASOSAI held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on February 10, with the participation of 180 delegates from audit institutions across 40 countries. Delegates discussed several important reports at the event, including the 2012-2014 ASOSAI financial report and the approved 2016-2018 budgets. They also agreed on measures to tighten cooperation between the ASOSAI and the European Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI). The ASOSAI was founded in 1979 as a regional group of the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Courts. It holds meetings every three years to exchange views on careful and responsible monitoring of public fund spending. Deputy Auditor General of the State Audit Office of Vietnam Doan Xuan Tien said that Viet Nam was an active participant in the 13th Assembly. The delegation spoke at the 6th symposium on boosting technological application to raise audit efficiency. The delegation also attended the Supreme Audit Institutions Summit of ASEAN member states (ASEANSAI). The State Audit of Viet Nam, as Head of the Strategic Planning Committee of ASEANSAI, gave a report on the monitoring and evaluation systems of the ASEANSAI. The Supreme Audit Institutions of Viet Nam, Laos, and Cambodia also discussed and determined amendments to their agreement on cooperation and the sharing of information…... [read more]

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A delegation from the State Audit Office of Vietnam (SAV) led by Deputy Chief State Auditor Cao Tan Khong is on a working visit to Thailand from September 21-25 to strengthen bilateral ties. State Audit focuses on State budget for 2011 Khong held a working session with Deputy Head of the Office of the Auditor General of Thailand (OAG) Pisit Leelavachirropas on September 22, sharing information and experience in auditing public debts, making auditing plans, defining middle and long-term auditing targets and discussing opportunities for future cooperation. The two sides proposed boosting cooperation through the exchange of delegations, sending officials and experts to seminars and discussions held by each side, and actively supporting each other in the framework of the Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) and the ASEAN Supreme Audit Institution (ASEAN SAI). On September 23, the SAV delegation had a working session with Thailand’s Audit Region 8 in Chiang Mai. After the Thailand visit, the Vietnamese auditors will pay a working visit to Myanmar from September 26-29. Since it joined ASOSAI in 1997, the SAV has actively participated in the organisation’s activities, including the successful organisation of the 42nd session of the ASOSAI Governing Board in August, 2010. At present, the SAV is a member of the ASOSAI Governing Board in the 2009-2012 period. The SAV is one of the four founders of ASEAN SAI, which is expected to be established at a meeting on the Indonesian island of Bali this November.... [read more]

VGP - The 42nd meeting of the Governing Board of the Asian Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) opened on August 4 in Hà Nội with the participation of leaders from 11 ASOSAI members. The event will last for two days on August 4-5. At the opening session, delegates discussed issues relating to the 41st meeting, emerging issues, a financial report of 2009, budget, and training programs. Participants also took the occasion to talk about a draft strategic plan of ASOSAI for the period of 2011-2015 and other reports on the special magazine of ASOSAI, audit activities of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI), IT audit and coordination with donors. In his opening speech, Vietnamese General Auditor Vương Đình Huệ underlined that this was the first time Việt Nam has hosted such event which provided a good opportunity for the State Audit of Việt Nam to make more positive and substantial contribution to the ASOSAI community. Việt Nam will do her utmost to make the meeting a success, said Mr. Huệ. On August 5, the delegates are expected to continue their discussions on some reports on environment audit, preparation for the 12th ASOSAI Congress and cooperation between ASOSAI and the European Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI)./. By Khánh Phương... [read more]

VGP - State Audit of Việt Nam (SAV)'s Chief Auditor Vương Đình Huệ and Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai signed the cooperative agreement on August 3 in Hà Nội. It is one of the activities on the sidelines of the 42nd meeting of the Asian Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) Governing Board, which will be held from August 4-5 in Việt Nam. The agreement marks the long-term and close cooperation between the two countries' auditing agencies in the future. The two nations also committed to enforcing their own regulations on studying and exchanging experience of methods, standards, rules and procedures in State audit. The Vietnamese Chief Auditor also received leaders of audit delegations of the Republic of Korea, Turkey, India, Pakistan and Japan on the same day. He hoped that SAV will closely cooperate with other ASOSAI members in training, information technology audit and environmental audit.... [read more]

Vietnamese, Indian auditors join hands Vietnamese General Auditor Vuong Dinh Hue and Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai yesterday signed a co-operation agreement between the two supreme audit institutions. This took place on the sidelines of the 42th annual meeting of the ASOSAI governing board, taking place in Ha Noi today and tomorrow. The signing confirms the tight and long term co-operation of the two supreme audit institutions in the future in the fields of training, professional standards, practices and processes. The two supreme audit institutions will also exchange high level delegations and research teams. Yesterday also on the sidelines of the ASOSAI Governing Board 42th meeting, General Auditor Vuong Dinh Hue held separate meetings with the heads of audit delegations from South Korea, Turkey, India, Pakistan and hosted the Japanese audit delegation. — VNS HA NOI — The 42th meeting of the Governing Board of the Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions, or ASOSAI, will take place in Ha Noi from today. The two-day meeting will see the participation of 11 supreme audit institutions (SAIs) that are members of the ASOSAI governing board, including China, Japan, India and South Korea and two SAIs from Saudi Arabia and Mongolia which are members of ASOSAI's Audit Committee and a representative from the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions. The 42th meeting of ASOSAI Governing Board will review the operation of the governing board and the Secretariat from the last meeting which took place in October 2009, ASOSAI's 2009 finance…... [read more]

General Auditor of Vietnam Vuong Dinh Hue and Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai signed a cooperation agreement between the state auditing agencies of the two countries in Hanoi on August 3. This is part of activities on the sidelines of the 42 nd meeting of the Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) Governing Board to be held in Hanoi from August 4-5. Under the agreement, the two state agencies will share experiences, exchange high-ranking delegations and experts and organise joint conferences and seminars. The same day, General Auditor Vuong Dinh Hue held separate talks with leaders of delegations from the Republic of Korea , Turkey and Pakistan and received the Japanese delegation. At the meetings, Hue expressed his hope for closer cooperation in training, and audits in environment and information technology with ASOSAI members. Vietnam also wants to exchange high-ranking delegations to expand relations with other members of ASOSAI, he said./.... [read more]

For the first time, Vietnam will host the 42 nd session of the Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (AOSAI) Governing Board in August, said a state audit official. The country's host of the important event manifests the State Audit of Vietnam (SAV)'s rising prestige in the region, SAV chief Vuong Dinh Hue said, adding that this will be a chance for the country to play a larger role in designing ASOSAI's strategies as well as implementing measures for sustainable development set by the organisation. According to the official, the upcoming session will discuss methods of cooperation between ASOSAI and the European Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (EROSAI) as well as essential issues relating to auditing activities in the region. Also, the board members will share experiences and seek ways to boost cooperation in training of human resources within the organisation and with other countries. Established in 1979, ASOSAI boasts 45 members. Vietnam joined the organisation in January, 1997 and was elected to ASOSAI Governing Board at its 11 th Assembly in Pakistan in October, 2009./.... [read more]

The US Department of State on November 13 removed Vietnam from the list of “Countries of Particular Concern “(CPC) in recognition of the country’s constant efforts to improve its religious affairs. John Hanford, ambassador-at-large for religious freedom of the US Department of State said, “Vietnam has made significant improvements toward advancing religious freedom.” This is a recognition of the stark reality in Vietnam which has deliberately been denied for a long time by some hostile forces in the US. Re-visiting Vietnam recently, former US Ambassador to Vietnam Pete Peterson affirmed that all religions are recognised in Vietnam and that religious people are free to go to churches and pagodas to do religious activities. During a recent visit to the Central Highlands provinces, Prof. Bobby Gene Jv, member of the Institute for Global Engagement (IGE)said religious activities in the Central Highlands region in general and in Gia Lai in particular are conducted in a democratic manner. All local people are equally treated and are entitled to decide whether or not to follow a certain religion. They really enjoy living a free and happy life in great unity and seeing churches re-built or refurbished beautifully. US Ambassador to Vietnam Michael W.Marine noted that the US Government has highly praised religious freedom in Vietnam. There is no denying that apart from making great strides in socio-economic development, the Vietnamese Party and State has spared no effort to create favourable conditions for people to exercise freedom of belief and religion. Regrettably, in recent times,…... [read more]




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