(CPV) - The 10 th Dialogue on Anti-Corruption with the theme “Assessing the impact of the anti-corruption dialogues on anti-corruption work in Vietnam” was held on November 29 th , 2011 in Hanoi.
The dialogue was held by the British Embassy and the Department of International Development in Hanoi, in cooperation with the Government Inspectorate and the Office of Central Steering Committee on Anti-Corruption (OSCAC) of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
Attending the dialogue were representatives: Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Deputy Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Mr. Huynh Phong Tranh, Inspector General, Government Inspectorate of Vietnam, Mr. Anthony Stockes, Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Vietnam, Mr. Nguyen Dinh Phach, Head of OSCAC, Ambassadors, Heads of bilateral and multilateral donors, Leaders of Ministries, sectors and relevant agencies of Vietnam.
Since 2007 the dialogues have served as a forum to exchange ideas and experience of corruption efforts made to deal with it,” said Mr Nguyen Dinh Phach, Head of the OSCAS. “The 10 th Anti-Corruption Dialogue (ACD) is a unique opportunity to take a retrospective assessment on the anti-corruption efforts in Vietnam over the last five years including the ACD format itself and an opportunity to shape the form, substance and process for future engagement on anti-corruption.”
“ACD has become a periodical event, which is held twice a year. Before this dialogue, the agencies of the Government of Vietnam in cooperation with international donors have successfully held nine Dialogues with a wide range of topics; Dialogues within 6 months of each other are enough to review success,” he told reporters.
“This will play as a basis for additions and adjustments to improve efficiency and impact of the Dialogues to the fight against corruption of Vietnam in future”.
Before this conference, on both the 14 th and 15 th November 2011, the co-hosted agencies in collaboration with the ministers and agencies concerned successfully held Roundtable workshops before the Anti-Corruption Dialogue. At the workshop representatives of governmental agencies of Vietnam, the international organisations, experts, and scholars watched 17 presentations focused on assessing the impact of the Dialogues to socio-economic life and state management as well as anti-corruption work of Vietnam in recent years.
The co-organizers summarized the Roundtable Workshop’s results into three concrete reports to present at this Dialogue:
The first presentation had briefly reviewed the results of 5 years of implementation of the Law on Anti-corruption, including updated information on developing Vietnam’s self-assessment report on implementing the United Nations Convention against Corruption.
The second presentation was complied from the reports of the ministries, sectors and social survey to give an overall assessment about the impact of the Anti-corruption Dialogue in Vietnam; with impacts of the Dialogues in various specific areas.
The third presentation was made by the representative of the donors, reflecting the content of the Roundtable workshop before the Dialogue from the perspective of donors, “The Effects of the initiatives, international exchange and the impact assessment, of anti-corruption enthusiasm” was introduced in the Dialogue. Making a speech at the dialogue, Mr Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Deputy Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam asserted Vietnam have overcome many challenges to develop. Vietnam is also aware of corruption problem of the country. In this dialogue, the international community would get the full information, policy and Vietnam’s laws related to anti-corruption. Vietnam highly evaluates contribution, sharing, initiative and experience of international friends to prevent and repel corruption.
Dr. Antony Stockes, British Ambassador to Vietnam congratulated Vietnam on the organisation of this Anti-Corruption Dialogue and he thanked Vietnam for its support in the organisation of the Roundtable Discussions. He also looks forward to continuing to work with Vietnam toward both countries’ shared objective of tackling corruption in Vietnam./.