Vietnam, South Africa exchange local audit experience

A Vietnamese delegation from the State Audit Office of Vietnam (SAV) on April 21 had a working session with the regional State Auditor General of Western Cape province, South Africa to strengthen cooperation and exchange experience between the two sides.

During the meeting, the two sides exchanged experience in state audit activities and processes as well as in ensuring budget resources, handling financial wrongdoings during auditing, and environmental auditing, among others.

Nguyen Ba Dung, Director of the SAV’s Department of International Cooperation, said the Vietnamese delegation was very impressed with the auditing report of Western Cape province’s regional audit agency, especially in ensuring audit quality and professionalism.

Dung also praised the province’s strength in applying information technology with cutting-edge applications and software in the audit process.

For her part, Sangeeta Kallen, business executive at the State Auditor General of Western Cape province said that the Auditor General of South Africa (AGSA) is willing to share its lessons and experience in information technology auditing, an area that Vietnam is interested in.

She also showed her interest in handling financial wrongdoings during auditing, especially forcing officials to take responsibility for their violations.

Earlier, the SAV delegation had a meeting with the Auditor General of South Africa. The two sides shared experience in the implementation of auditing standards of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) and agreed to step up bilateral cooperation and exchanges to share experience, especially in fields of each side’s strength./.

Source: Vietnam News Agency