DSC 0016 webIACA welcomed the delegation of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) led by H.E. Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Secretary General of the GCC, who visited IACA’s campus in Laxenburg on 17 September 2019 to learn about IACA’s work related to anti-corruption education and to discuss avenues for further cooperation between IACA and the GCC.

 Ms. Christiane Pohn-Hufnagl, Officer-in-Charge of IACA, provided the GCC delegation with recent updates on IACA’s activities. The discussions covered the participation of nationals of GCC Member States in IACA’s programmes as well as possibilities of spreading IACA’s expertise in the fight against corruption among professionals of countries of the Gulf.

 H.E. Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani was accompanied by H.E. Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh bin Ali Al Gheilani, Head of the Permanent Observer Mission of the GCC to the United Nations in Vienna, as well as representatives of the GCC Secretariat and Permanent Observer Mission of the GCC in Vienna.

 Four GCC Member States are IACA Parties: the Kingdom of Bahrain (since 28 November 2016), the State of Kuwait (since 4 May 2015), the State of Qatar (since 4 December 2018), and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (since 23 June 2013).