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SAO delegation at international conference in Sofia

High-level Conference on “The Role of the Supreme Audit Institutions in Enhancing Accountability, Transparency and Integrity in the Public Sector” was organized by the Bulgarian National Audit Office under the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union on 15 May 2018 in Sofia.



The Conference was attended by Heads and representatives from 26 European SAIs and the European Court of Auditors. The State Audit Office delegation headed by Deputy Auditor General Naser Ademi also included Sasho Jakovcevski, Deputy Head of IT Audit Department and Katerina Terzioska, Interpreter, International Cooperation Unit.



The Conference was officially opened by Mr. Tzvetan Tzvetkov, President of Bulgarian National Audit Office, followed by welcome addresses by Ms. Lilyana Pavlova, Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU Council 2018, Ms. Menda Stoyanova, Chairperson of the Committee on Budget and Finance of Bulgarian National Assembly and a keynote speech by Mr. Klaus-Heiner Lehne, President of the European Court of Auditors.



The Conference consisted of 4 panels - Institutional independence as a key factor for SAI effectiveness; Value-driven audits; Administrative capacity modernization of SAIs as an example of good governance in the public sector; and Communication with stakeholders and increasing the trust of the citizens.



Mr. Ademi and Mr. Jakovcevski participated in the third panel with a presentation on “Tackling challenges for modernization of administrative capacities of the State Audit Office with the implementation of audit management system (AMS)”.



In addition to the conference panels there was a discussion forum on how SAI to become model organization for good governance for other budget organisations.


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