Vietnam, Indonesia cooperate in anti-corruption

Jakarta (VNA) – A delegation of the State Inspectorate, led by Deputy Inspector General Le Tien Hao, wrapped up a working visit to Indonesia on Nov.15.

Hao told the press in Jakarta that his five-day visit aims at exchanging information on measures to combat corruption with Indonesia as the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) of Indonesia is very experienced in this area.

The first Indonesia visit by a Vietnamese State Inspectorate delegation was made to reciprocate the visit to Vietnam by a KPK delegation last July, he said.

KPK senior officials on Nov. 12 welcomed the visiting Vietnamese inspectors, saying that the two countries have many similarities in their struggle for national independence as well as in economic development, therefore the two sides can exchange experiences in the fight against corruption.

KPK officials noted the short but fruitful visit to Vietnam in July 2008 by KPK President Antasari Azhar.

The two sides reached agreement on annual exchange of delegations, information and documents on anti-corruption.

The Indonesian side expected to learn from Vietnam ’s experience in integration and training, while sharing with Vietnam its expertise in management and processing of data related to anti-corruption.

KPK officials said that Indonesia plans to introduce educational program on anti-corruption and fight against corruption.

The two sides also agreed to hold the coming bilateral meetings in Hanoi in May 2009 after the international anti-corruption conference and in Bali in November 2009.

Source: Vietnam News Agency

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