As the Administrative Control Authority maintains unwavering efforts towards bolstering regional cooperation with counterpart bodies across sister countries to exchange visions, experiences, and expertise, Minister Amr Adel, Chairman of the Administrative Control Authority, met with Judge Haidar Hanoun, Head of the Iraqi Commission of Integrity (COI), and the accompanying delegation. The meeting, held at the headquarters of the Administrative Control Authority in the New Administrative Capital, came in the presence of Dr. Ahmed Nayef, The Ambassador of Iraq to Cairo.
The discussions highlighted regional and international commitments to preventing and combating corruption, as reflected in the bilateral cooperation between the Republics of Egypt and Iraq towards leveraging joint efforts and mobilizing national and Arab expertise through exchange programs, with the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) at the heart of joint anti-corruption undertakings.
During the meeting, the two sides signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to support capacity-building in the field of preventing and combating corruption. The agreement shall induce a shared vision and serve as the cornerstone for future cooperation on issues of common interest. The MoU will tap into the academic excellence of the Egyptian Anti-CorruptionAcademy (EACA), and the training programs and academic degrees it offers in the fields of governance and the fight against corruption, which, through rigorous theoretical and hands-on training, enhance national and regional capacities in the face of the perils of corruption.