IACA Dean and Executive Secretary met the Secretary General of the League of Arab States

IACA Dean and Executive Secretary met the Secretary General of the League of Arab States

On 8 March 2022, Mr. Thomas Stelzer, Dean and Executive Secretary, met with H.E. Mr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary General of the League of Arab States (LAS), at the LAS Headquarters in Cairo.

Both officials agreed to enhance cooperation in the field on anti-corruption education and training activities, capacity-building, and awareness-raising activities in anti-corruption tailored for professionals in LAS member countries.

The Memorandum of Understanding between IACA and League of Arab States, signed on 18 October 2018 paves the way for potential future collaboration in anti-corruption education, training, capacity-building, and other joint activities.

Mr. Stelzer and H.E. Mr. Gheit agreed to meet every year to take stock of the previous collaboration and set up the framework of cooperation for the year to come.

Ten out of 22 LAS member countries are IACA’s Parties and two are IACA’s signatories.

H.E. Mr. Aboul Gheit was accompanied by H.E. Mr. Hossam Zaki, the League’s Assistant Secretary General and Chief of 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 LAS’ Mission in Vienna.

“IACA is very pleased to sign the 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. Stelzer said.

“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.

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