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Vietnam, France to bolster auditing cooperation

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Vietnam is forging an enhanced partnership with France in financial auditing, with a particular focus on areas where the French Court of Audit excels, including anti-corruption measures and policy evaluation.

Vietnam’s State Auditor General Ngo Van Tuan held a meeting with Pierre Moscovici, the first president of the French Court of Audit, in Paris on September 12.

The meeting aimed to solidify collaboration in auditing, specifically in domains where the French Court of Audit has gained recognition, such as anti-corruption efforts, prevention of money laundering, policy assessment, and audits of international organizations.

Both parties have committed to intensifying cooperation across all relevant auditing sectors and to conducting peer reviews within the framework of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions.

On September 11, a Vietnamese delegation led by Tuan visited the French Court of Audit. Gilles Pierre Levy, honorary president of the French Court of Audit, extended a warm welcome to the delegation.

Tuan expressed optimism about the visit’s potential to open new avenues for collaboration between Vietnam’s State Audit Office and the French Court of Audit. He commended the French Court of Audit for its expertise and its role as an external auditor for various international organizations such as the European Union, the United Nations, and the World Trade Organization.

He also extended an invitation to Levy to visit Vietnam for further discussions, emphasizing a commitment to strengthening bilateral and multilateral relations.

This exchange in 2023 coincides with the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations and the 10th anniversary of the Strategic Partnership between Vietnam and France.

The French Court of Audit, an independent institution separate from the French government and parliament, is headquartered in Paris and employs around 800 individuals.

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