Vietnam, Canada step up cooperation in performance audit

Saturday, 18/03/2023 09:45
The State Audit Office of Vietnam (SAV) and Canadian Audit and Accountability Foundation (CAAF) held a conference in Hanoi on March 17 to review their partnership so far.
SAV Auditor General Ngo Van Tuan (Photo: VNA)

Addressing the event, Auditor General Ngo Van Tuan stated CAAF has always provided SAV with strong support and valuable technical assistance, helping the latter strengthen its audit capacity through the side’ cooperation programmes for 2012-2017 and 2018-2025.

CAAF has sponsored Vietnamese auditors to study in Canada, he said. In terms of performance audit, the official noted that SAV has also been aided by the foundation in organising seminars and training courses, developing a set of basic training documents, and issuing related standards and procedures.

According to a report on the cooperation outcomes, their partnership began in 2008. In the 2018-2023 period, the two sides are set to strengthen training in the field of performance audit; and improve audit capacity regarding such priority topics as those related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, gender equality, environment, climate change, resources exploitation, and information technology.

At the conference, they discussed and agreed on a plan for joint works during 2023-2025, including further training for SAV personnel in performance audit and the periodical organisation of CAAF’s working trips to Vietnam to run training courses.

Speaking at the conference, Canadian Ambassador to Vietnam Shawn Steil affirmed that Canada is very pleased to continue working with SAV to effectively promote transparency and contribute to cooperation between the two countries.

CAAF Vice President Caroline Jorgensen affirmed that her foundation wishes to further promote the cooperation between the two agencies serving experience exchange and capacity building.

CAAF vows to give the highest priority to the coming collaboration period in a bid to help SAV realise the objectives of its development strategy for 2021-2030 on performance audit, she stated./.

CPV (Source: VNA)