Professor Dr. Adel Azar, President of SAC, accompanied by Dr. Sasan Mobini Dehkordi, Director General of Fars Province and Mr. Ehsan Hajibagheri, Head of International Affairs Department, joined heads of about 200 Supreme Audit Institutions at the 23rd International General Assembly (GA) of Supreme Audit Institutions (INCOSAI), hosted by SAI Russia in Moscow from 23 to 28 September 2019.
Dr. Adel Azar took part in the opening ceremony at the international conferences hall (Moscow Manege). The session was attended by Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, Chairman of SAI Russia and the new Chairman of INTOSAI, high-ranking officials from Russian Senate, State Duma, and the mayor of Moscow. Among other international officials in the GA, were Secretary General of INTOSAI, President of SAI UAE and the former Chairman of INTOSAI, and the representatives of the United Nations and the World Bank.
During five working days, participants mainly focused on two principal themes of "Information Technology for the Development of Public Administration", and "the Role of the Supreme Audit Institutions in the Achievement of National Priorities and Goals", and shared expertise and knowledge in the realm of public auditing.
On 26 September, the Iranian delegation, alongside 31 other countries, attended the session of Forum of Jurisdictional SAIs, aimed at reviewing the activities of the Forum in previous years, as well as deciding on the work plan for the coming years.
On the final day of the GA, Dr. Azar voted positive for the Moscow Declaration. It is worth noting that, during the GA, Dr. Adel Azar held separate bilateral meetings with the heads of over ten SAIs, namely Russia, Turkey, Spain, China, Indonesia, Iraq, Oman, Kuwait, Kazakhstan and Armenia, in which, some important bilateral and multilateral subjects were discussed.