The Government Inspectorate of Vietnam and the
Russian Presidential Anti-Corruption Directorate upgraded their memorandum
of understanding (MoU) on anti-corruption cooperation in Hanoi on February
At the signing ceremony (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Government
Inspectorate of Vietnam and the Russian Presidential Anti-Corruption
Directorate upgraded their memorandum
of understanding (MoU) on anti-corruption
cooperation in Hanoi on February 17.
Since the document was inked in 2014, the two sides
have maintained their exchange of information and experience to deal with
challenges in anti-corruption efforts, thus facilitating the building of a
law-governed, pure, transparent state in each country.
They reached consensus on the need to step up
result-oriented cooperation activities in the time ahead, especially that in
personnel training and partnerships between local competent agencies.
Vietnamese Inspector General Le Minh Khai said the
upgrade of the MoU, which took place on the occasion of the 70th founding
anniversary of the Vietnam-Russia diplomatic ties (1950-2020), will elevate
cooperation between the two agencies to a new high and contribute to
deepening the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.
Echoing Khai’s views, Chief of the Russian
Presidential Anti-Corruption Directorate Chobotov Andrey Sergeevich,
expressed his hope that the two agencies will optimise the document to
improve the efficiency of corruption fight in both countries.
Under the upgraded MoU, the two sides will continue
their personnel cooperation through training courses and symposiums, and the
sharing of information and documents on anti-corruption.
At the same time, they will conduct consultations on
corruption-related issues of shared concern within the framework of relevant
international organisations and forums, firstly the United Nations
Convention against Corruption.
They will also facilitate partnerships between
inspection and anti-corruption agencies at the local level./.