SAIs of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia and Ukraine sign Memorandum of Understanding
The kick-off meeting of the Project on “Strengthening the Capacity of the Supreme Audit Institutions in Eastern Partnership Countries to Monitor the Achievement of the UN 2030 Agenda” was held on 11 July 2019 in Tbilisi, Georgia with support of German Society for International Cooperation – GIZ. The delegation headed by Vugar Gulmammadov, Chairman of the Chamber of Accounts also attended the meeting.
Vugar Gulmammadov, Chairman of the Chamber of Accounts of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Erekle Mekvabishvili, Auditor General of State Audit Office of Georgia, Valerii Patskan, Chairman of the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine and Aleksandr M Kurlypo, Deputy Chairman of the State Control Committee of the Republic of Belarus, as well as representatives from GIZ and Embassy of Germany to Georgia made speeches in the meeting.
It is intended to organize meetings, seminars, trainings and exchange of experience on legislation, financial, compliance and performance audit methodologies, as well as conduct parallel performance audits among the Eastern Partnership countries within GIZ Project on “Strengthening the Capacity of the Supreme Audit Institutions in Eastern Partnership Countries to Monitor the Achievement of the UN 2030 Agenda”.
Considering the importance of the SAIs’ capacity building, the project is aimed at sharing knowledge and experience in the field of substantial public finance management, transparency and accountability in the Eastern Partnership countries. Forum on demonstrating and sharing successfully implemented approaches, results and challenges of UN Sustainable Development Program on the South Caucasus was held in Tbilisi Georgia, as well as training on financial audit and workshop on performance audit was held in Kyiv, Ukraine in current year as series of events planned for the project.
At the end of the meeting, heads of delegations from SAIs of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia and Ukraine signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen the cooperation in the mentioned areas.