On 11 April, IACA welcomed Mr. Max Stadler, Parliamentary State Secretary to the German Federal Ministry of Justice. The meeting was a follow up of the Parliamentary information meeting by IACA representatives, which occurred in Berlin, Germany on 6 March.
During the visit, the German Deputy Minister was informed about IACA’s projects and activities and given a tour to show IACA’s facilities. Discussions focused on the further development and collaboration between the two. Germany is highly interested to cooperate with IACA, in regards to IACA’s projects. Max Stadler quoted that “Corruption is a major impediment for social and political development and economic prosperity. Hence, it is in the clear interest of Germany, especially as a global promoter of free and fair markets, to fight corruption in all its aspects. Thus, we welcome and commend IACA and her work and support her broad activities.” Martin Kreutner, Chair of the IACA Transition Team and Executive Secretary of IACA’s Provisional Commission emphasized that “Germany is a significant global actor, not only politically and economically but also as a strong partner in the international development agenda. Preventing and fighting corruption is of utmost importance in all these contexts. We, therefore, look forward to intensifying our links of cooperation with Germany in an area of strong mutual interest.”