XVI session of the CIS Council of Heads of Supreme Audit Institutions was held in Minsk
XVI session of the Council was attended by delegations of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia and Tajikistan. The delegation of SAI of the Slovak Republic also participated in the event as a guest.
The participants of the session received greetings of the President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and Chairman of the Executive Committee – CIS Executive Secretary Sergei Lebedev.
The session was opened by Head of SAI of the Republic of Belarus Leonid Anfimov, who became Chairman of the Council for the period until the next session.
The focus was on the relevant issue on role of SAIs in ensuring economic security of the Commonwealth of Independent States. The heads of delegations made reports on this topic and shared progressive experience and achievements in view of the specifics of national legislation.
The participants of the session agreed that it’s necessary to increase the transparency and accountability of control, ensure effectiveness and legitimacy of use of budget funds and state property through joint and parallel control, expert and analytical activities (audits), protect national interests by identifying risks for economic and social security, contribute to enhanced SAIs interaction.
The heads of delegations of CIS SAIs met with the President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. Alexander Lukashenko expressed confidence that audit institutions can play one of the key roles in the development of the Commonwealth of Independent States and the harmonization of relations between various countries.
According to Alexander Lukashenko only tough state control over financial flows and strict observation of legal regulations in this sector can guarantee productive development.
The session ended with the signing of final documents including Decision of XVI session of the Council, the Council's Work plan for the period between XVI and XVII sessions and Resolution which defines the commitment to mutual understanding, trust, friendship and cooperation.
The next XVII session of the Council will be held in Baku (Azerbaijan) in September 2017.