[size=36]Iraq signs an international anti-corruption agreement[/size]
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The Integrity Commission announced, on Saturday, an agreement to sign a memorandum of understanding between the international and Iraqi academies to combat corruption.
The authority stated in a statement, "In the context of strengthening cooperation between anti-corruption academies, and seeking to conclude agreements and memoranda of cooperation between them in the field of training, development, knowledge transfer and skills acquisition, the Federal Integrity Commission Chairman (Alaa Jawad Al-Saadi) met with the Dean of the International Anti-Corruption Academy (Thomas) Stelzer) in the Austrian capital Vienna.
She added, "The meeting, which took place at the headquarters of the International Anti-Corruption Academy, during which it was agreed between the two sides to conclude a memorandum of understanding between the international and Iraqi anti-corruption academies, in order to cooperate in raising the capabilities of anti-corruption workers in investigation and auditing and spreading a culture of integrity and transparency and maintaining On public money, through training and education programs, knowledge transfer and research and studies in this field.
And she indicated, "The two parties also discussed ways to build bridges of cooperation between the two academies in the field of training and development, with a view to facilitating the implementation of the provisions of the International Convention against Corruption, especially what was stated in its chapter Chapter VI - Article (60) entitled Training and Technical Assistance, which provides for: “Each State Party shall, to the extent necessary, introduce, develop or improve training programs for its personnel responsible for preventing and combating corruption.”
And she continued, "The meeting included a discussion of the academic and training capabilities of the two academies and their human and material resources, while Judge Al-Saadi invited the Dean of the International Academy to visit Iraq, while the latter valued the efforts of the Iraqi Academy, after being briefed on its tasks and achievements, especially in the field of training, development and continuing education. He praised Iraq's leadership in the Middle East by establishing an anti-corruption academy after the international and Malaysian academies. Ended 29/h