Egypt took part in the 5th annual general meeting of the Africa Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities (AAACA), themed: "Protecting Africa's wealth: Fighting Corruption and Illicit Financial Flows,“ held from 20 to 23 June 2022 in Burundi.
The Africa Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities is an independent international organization that aims to coordinate the efforts of anti-corruption bodies across African countries towards implementing The African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption (AUCPCC), and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC). The Association aims at furthering the joint cooperation between member states in the field of investigation and gathering of corruption evidence for investigation authorities.
The AAACA Strategy 2022-2026 was reviewed during the meeting, while highlighting the central role of African anti-corruption agencies in combating illicit financial flows. Moreover, the meeting addressed the African countries’ shared vision with regards to asset recovery and streamlining the implementation of the Strategy through relevant anti-corruption authorities.
In addition, the representative of the Administrative Control Authority showcased the most successful practices and challenges of implementing the Egyptian National Anti-Corruption Strategy 2019/2022 .
The meeting concluded with the general assembly’s elections to select the Executive Committee of the Africa Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities 2022-2025, and Egypt, represented by the Administrative Control Authority, presided over the Association, while Mali secured the first deputy head seat and Cameroon won the second deputy head seat. South Africa’s request to hold the sixth meeting of the AAACA next year was also approved.