Myanmar delegation attends International Anti-Corruption Conference

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Myanmar delegates are pictured (in the middle row-left photo) attending the International Anti-Corruption Conference in Washington, the US, from 6 to 10 December 2022.

International Anti-Corruption Conference 2022 was held at Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, the United States, from 6 to 10 December under the supervision of the Berlin-based Transparency International.
Three Myanmar representatives led by Charge’ de Affaires of the Embassy of Myanmar in Washington U Thet Win, on behalf of the Myanmar Anti-Corruption Commission, attended the conference.
National Security Adviser to the President of the United States Mr Jake Sullivan, President of the Republic of Moldova Ms Maia Sandu, US Agency for International Development (USAID) head Ms Samantha Power, President of Transparency International Ms Delia Ferreira Rubio, Executive Director of Transparency International Mr Gary Kalman, President of the International Anti-Corruption Conference Council Ms Huguette Labelle delivered their opening speeches.
Government representatives from more than 140 countries, World Bank President Ms Dunja Mijatovic, representatives from the United Nations agencies: IMF, UNDP, anti-money laundering bodies/commissions, scholars, researchers, reporters, anti-corruption activists and university students attended the conference.
Addressing self-interest systems, protecting witnesses of human rights violations and corruption, and conducting financial integrity to achieve sustainable development goals, topics such as fighting corruption through financial transparency and mobilizing youth in the fight against corruption were discussed.
The Myanmar delegation said, “The fight against corruption in Myanmar has been carried out by successive governments throughout the ages.
“It has also signed the United Nations Anti-Corruption Convention and is a member of the ASEAN Anti-Corruption Organization, a regional anti-corruption organization, and is cooperating in anti-corruption activities.” — MNA/KTZH

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