IACA and Egypt Consolidate Anti-Corruption Ties

IACA and the Arab Republic of Egypt held further discussions in Vienna on Monday regarding continued joint anti-corruption efforts in the context of the Egyptian Presidency of the sixth session of the organization’s Assembly of Parties.

During the meeting H.E. Mr. Omar Amer Youssef, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the International Organizations in Vienna, and Mr. Martin Kreutner, IACA’s Dean and Executive Secretary, consulted on next steps following the successful sixth session of the Assembly in Sharm El Sheikh in October.

The talks also covered various aspects of bilateral cooperation between IACA and Egypt in the field of anti-corruption and compliance, including possible tailor-made trainings that could be organized for Egyptian officials. Both interlocutors emphasized that the memorandum of understanding signed by IACA and the Administrative Control Authority (ACA) of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Sharm El Sheikh will provide an excellent basis for the development and implementation of joint activities.

In addition, H.E. Mr. Youssef presented Mr. Kreutner with a personal letter from H.E. Mr. Mohammed Erfan, Minister and Chairman of the ACA, and a generous gift of elegantly designed papyrus sheets that can be used for IACA’s certificates and other documents. Mr. Kreutner expressed his appreciation for the highly constructive interaction with the ACA and with H.E. Mr. Erfan personally, as well as his sincere gratitude for the gift.

Yesterday’s meeting followed previous fruitful discussions with a high-level Egyptian delegation at IACA in early November.

The recent Assembly of Parties saw the unanimous adoption of seven resolutions, including the organization’s new Work Programme 2017 – 2020. The adopted resolutions, speeches, and other documents from this session are available here.

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