XVIII session of the Council of SAIs Heads of CIS Member Countries was held in Moscow, the Russian Federation on 5-6 September, 2018. The event was attended by 24 delegates of 8 SAIs, as well as the delegations of CIS Executive Committee and the Ministry of Finance of Kazakhstan.
In the opening of plenary session Vugar Gulmammadov, the Chairman of the Council of SAIs Heads of CIS Member Countries and the Chamber of Accounts of the Republic of Azerbaijan made a report on activity for a period between XVII and XVIII sessions of the Council of SAIs Heads of CIS Member Countries and gave detailed information on the implementation of actions considered in the Activity Plan for the period between sessions.
The report presentation was followed by the ceremony of transferring the symbol of the Chairman of the Council of SAIs Heads of CIS Member Countries from the Chairman of the Chamber of Accounts of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Vugar Gulmammadov to the Chairman leading the Council for the next year, the President of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation Aleksey Kudrin.
Later, speeches were made on the theme of the session on “Information technologies in improvement and development of efficiency of public administration”. The chairman of each 8 SAIs participating in the event made report on the topic.
In the second part of the plenary session the President of Finance Academy of the Ministry of Finance of Kazakhstan gave information on the Academy. Later, Deputy Chairman of CIS Executive Committee, Sergey Ivanov made speech, director of Economic analysis department of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation , coordinator of Expert Group Dmitriy Zaytsev made report on the activity of Expert Group on Key National Indicators.
Representative of Accounts Committee for Control over Execution of the Republican Budget of Kazakhstan gave detailed information on the activity of Working Group on Development of state financial control standards for Supreme Audit Institutions of the CIS Member Countries.
Head of Department of Foreign relations of Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation Andrey Bazin gave information to the participants on the activity of Secretariat of Council of SAIs Heads of CIS Member Countries, updating Regulations of Council of SAIs Heads of CIS Member Countries and Work Plan of the Council for periods between XVIII and XIX sessions.
At the end of the session the signing ceremony of final documents of XVIII session of the Council of SAIs Heads of CIS Member Countries was held.
In the bilateral meeting between the chairman of the Chamber of Accounts of the Republic of Azerbaijan Vugar Gulmammadov and Chairman of Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation Aleksey Kudrin held during the session future activities and mutual cooperation of both institutions were discussed.
As a result of the meeting with the chairman of Accounts Chamber of Kyrgyzstan Agreement on Cooperation between the Chamber of Accounts of Azerbaijan Republic and Accounts Chamber of Kyrgyzstan was signed.