DSC 0814 webIACA and the Slovak Republic, represented by its Prime Minister, Mr. Robert Fico, today signed a Letter of Intent that envisages closer cooperation in the areas of anti-corruption and compliance.

The two sides agreed to develop and implement joint activities, initially for a three-year period, to further empower anti-corruption and compliance professionals at the national and regional levels.

The Letter of Intent, signed on the occasion of a bilateral visit by Mr. Fico to IACA’s premises in Laxenburg/Vienna, reinforces the existing ties between IACA and the Slovak Republic, which has been a Party to the organization since 2011. The signing follows a meeting in Bratislava this April between Mr. Fico and Mr. Martin Kreutner, IACA’s Dean and Executive Secretary.

“The Government of the Slovak Republic attaches great importance to combating corruption in all its forms in order to deliver a brighter future for its citizens. This Letter of Intent with IACA is a significant further step towards this goal, and we look forward to working with the organization across a range of projects,” Mr. Fico said.

“IACA has had productive ties with the Slovak Republic for many years and very much looks forward to reinforcing these within this additional framework. We intend to engage in a variety of different joint activities, and we are pleased to be combining our efforts in the fight against corruption,” Mr. Kreutner added.