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Oman, UAE explore areas of cooperation in auditing

12 Jul 2023

Muscat – Sheikh Ghuson Hilal al Alawi, Chairman of State Audit Institution (SAI), received Humaid Obaid Abushibs, President of Supreme Audit Institution of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on Wednesday. 

The visit came within the framework of promoting cooperation and exchanging experiences between Oman and the UAE in areas of auditing, promotion of integrity, and building capacities in order to achieve common interests between the two countries.

Alawi underscored the deep relations between the two countries and highlighted SAI’s keenness to cooperate and integrate with its counterpart in the UAE. 

SAI, he added, also aims to enhance joint activities with committees concerned with auditing, accountability and combating corruption in GCC countries, as well as actively participate with the international community.

On his turn, Abushibs appreciated SAI’s development in the legislative and regulatory fields. He also highlighted the importance of cooperation and exchange of experiences in strengthening the roles assigned to audit institutions and raising their efficiency to achieve sustainable development. 

On the sidelines of the visit, several presentations were made to highlight the role and tasks of SAI, the laws regulating its work, its work mechanism in implementing its various responsibilities, and its efforts in promoting integrity and combating corruption. The presentations also shed light on SAI’s efforts in the field of training.

The visiting delegation also made a presentation that included a brief overview of the UAE Supreme Audit Institution and its objectives, in addition to aspects related to information technology that are used in its training and development system.

H E Mohammed Nakhira al Dhaheri, UAE’s Ambassador to Oman, attended the meeting. 

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