DSC 0515IACA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the League of Arab States on 17 October that sets a framework for closer cooperation between the two organizations in the areas of anti-corruption and compliance.

The MoU was signed in Laxenburg by Mr. Martin Kreutner, IACA’s Dean and Executive Secretary, and H.E. Mr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary General of the League of Arab States. It paves the way for potential future collaboration in anti-corruption education, training, capacity-building, and other joint activities.

H.E. Mr. Aboul Gheit was accompanied by H.E. Mr. Hossam Zaki, the League’s Assistant Secretary General and Chief of the Cabinet of the Secretary General, and H.E. Mr. Mohamed Samir Koubaa, Ambassador, Permanent Observer of the League of Arab States to the International Organizations in Vienna. The delegation also included other officials from the Secretary General’s Cabinet and the Arab League’s Mission in Vienna.

“IACA is very pleased to sign this MoU with the League of Arab States and would like to thank H.E. Mr. Aboul Gheit for his personal support. We look forward to working together on a range of possible joint initiatives and to welcoming additional professionals from the Arab League’s member countries to our future programmes and trainings,” Mr. Kreutner commented.

“It is important that the League of Arab States and IACA cooperate closely in preventing and fighting corruption, whether through education, training, or other awareness-raising activities. This agreement represents an excellent initial step in this regard,” H.E. Mr. Aboul Gheit stated.

The League of Arab States is an intergovernmental regional organization of 22 Arab countries and is headquartered in Cairo. Several members of the League are also Parties to IACA.