Forging regional alliance in the fight against corruption: CIABOC and ACC experience sharing visit

A seven member high level delegation from the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka arrived in the country on 25 February, 2018 for a five-day experience sharing visit. The delegation, led by the Hon’ble Attorney General, comprises of the Secretary to the President, Commissioner and Director General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC), Secretary to the Special Presidential Task Force on Recovery of State Assets and two Secretaries of the Ministry of Public Administration and Management and the Ministry of Provincial Council and Local Government. The delegation is in the country to learn from the tools, techniques and best practices/experiences of Bhutan in preventing and combating corruption. Further, the visit is expected to complement their current initiative of designing national-level action plan towards eliminating bribery and corruption in Sri Lanka.

While in the country, the delegates will Call-On the Hon’ble Prime Minister, the Speaker, the Chief Justice of Bhutan and the Attorney General. These meetings will underscore the strong political will that Bhutan enjoys in the fight against corruption.
Besides meeting the key Officials of the Royal Government, the delegates will be listening to and interacting closely with the officials of the Anti-Corruption Commission.  The interactive sessions are aimed towards familiarizing the delegates on ACC’s history, successes, challenges and the inter-institutional collaborations in Bhutan to mainstream anti-corruption and integrity.

This is the seventh high level delegation received by the ACC since 2010 from its counterpart anti-corruption agencies of six countries in the region.  Such a visit also provide opportunities to build collaboration with the anti-corruption agencies in jointly fostering cooperation in the prevention of and fight against corruption.

The delegates will be in the country till 4 March, 2018.

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