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02/14/2018

Russian and Slovakian inspectors exchanged expertise in auditing major road management investment projects

The Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation has held a bilateral seminar under an international cooperation program to share expertise in auditing major road management investment projects.

Tatyana Golikova, the Chairwoman of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation, came up with a welcome speech at the opening of the seminar.

The head of the Russian accounting institution expressed strong approval of the development of bilateral relations between the supreme auditing agencies of Russia and Slovakia, noting their openness and trustworthiness. At the same time, she pointed out that in conditions of intense development of trading and economic cooperation of the two countries, the supreme auditing agencies face the need for further progress of interdepartmental efforts. “We’ have much to think about in terms of joint or side-by-side work in monitoring the implementation of large-scale interstate projects envisioned by the Russo-Slovakian cooperation program, including in the fields of power efficiency and conservation, oil and gas production, pharmacy, transportation and other industries,” said Tatyana Golikova.

In her speech, the head of the Russian accounting institution paid special attention to issues related to preparation and conduct of the INTOSAI XXIII Congress due to be held in Moscow in 2019. For instance, Tatyana Golikova proposed that Slovakian colleagues consider the possibility of cooperation in formulating the Congress agenda, including through participation in the Working Group established by the Russian Accounting Chamber for preparation of the Congress’s documents.

Concluding her speech, Tatyana Golikova wished fruitful work to the seminar participants and expressed confidence that its results will further enhance the cooperation between the supervising agencies of Russia and Slovakia.

         In the course of the seminar, the parties have exchanged expertise in auditing major road management investment projects. In particular, the Russian and Slovakian experts have been introduced to the national methods and techniques used in checks and verifications and discussed major problems of auditing in this area and how to address them.

The seminar was attended by the representatives of the two countries’ supervising agencies, including Valery Bogomolov, the Auditor of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation, Igor Shulay, Vice-President of the Slovak Republic Supreme Supervision Chamber, directors of dedicated departments, and officers of inspectorates

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