ACA chief says Egypt committed to fully implement UN Convention against Corruption obligations



Fri, 04 Jun 2021 - 01:10 GMT


Fri, 04 Jun 2021 - 01:10 GMT

ACA chief Hassan Abdel-Shafy - ACA

ACA chief Hassan Abdel-Shafy - ACA

CAIRO – 4 June 2021: Chairman of the Administrative Control Authority (ACA) Hassan Abdel-Shafy reiterated Egypt’s commitment to fully implement all obligations stemming from the UN Convention against Corruption.

This comes as he has participated in the UN General Assembly Special Session against Corruption held to discuss preventing and combating corruption as well as boosting international cooperation in this regard.

said that Egypt adopts anti-corruption strict policies taking into consideration the principles of the rule of law, accountability and transparency.

Abdel-Shafy also asserted the importance of enhancing international and regional cooperation in building human, technical and technological capacity to fight corruption and help restore smuggled assets and money.

Egypt’s Ghada Waly, the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime opened the session, said a statement by the Foreign Ministry on Friday.

Meanwhile, Egypt’s Permanent Representative to the UN in New York Mohamed Edrees said that the Egyptian high-level participation in this event comes within the framework of the country’s keenness to strengthen anti-corruption efforts.

He also hailed the UN Office on Drugs and Crime’s efforts under Egypt’s Waly.

In December, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi affirmed that Egypt with its political leadership and people abide by the rule of law and reject all forms of corruption practices.

The President added that Egypt aims to establish deeply-rooted values of integrity and transparency, noting that all citizens are on equal footing under the law, according to a Presidential Statement.

Also, President Sisi praised efforts that are being exerted by the governmental institutions to fight corruption.

MENA contributed to the reporting.



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