MK and KAZ MFA April 2018An IACA delegation paid an official visit to Kazakhstan last week to explore specific possibilities for further cooperation in the areas of anti-corruption and compliance.

Mr. Martin Kreutner, IACA’s Dean and Executive Secretary, had high-level meetings in Astana with H.E. Mr. Kairat Abdrakhmanov, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Justice Zhakip Asanov, President of the Supreme Court, Mr. Alik Shpekbayev, Chairman of the Agency for Civil Service Affairs and Anti-Corruption, Mr. Askhat Aimagambetov, Vice-Minister of Education and Science, and representatives of the General Prosecutor’s Office.

The delegation also visited the Regional Hub of Civil Service in Astana and held discussions with leaders of the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Law Enforcement Academy.

Agency for Civil Service Affairs and ACDuring the meetings Mr. Kreutner provided updates on IACA’s many current and upcoming activities. These include the third training for anti-corruption and compliance practitioners from Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Member States — Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and the Russian Federation — which will take place in Laxenburg from 24 to 26 September this year.

Additional future collaboration could potentially take the form of tailor-made trainings for organizations involved with anti-corruption and compliance in Kazakhstan.

While in Astana Mr. Kreutner also gave a lecture on “Current International Developments in Anti-Corruption” at the Academy of Public Administration.

IACA has close and long-standing ties with Kazakhstan, which acceded to the Agreement for the Establishment of IACA as an International Organization in December 2013.