3P1A6516An IACA delegation led by Mr. Martin Kreutner, Dean and Executive Secretary, visited Riyadh earlier this week to discuss additional collaboration with national anti-corruption and compliance institutions in Saudi Arabia.

The agenda included meetings with H.E. Dr. Khaled bin Abdulmohsen Al-Mehaisen, President of the country’s National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha), and Dr. Mushabab bin Ayedh Al-Qahtani, Director General of the Institute of Public Administration (IPA).

Discussions focused on closer interaction in the framework of a memorandum of understanding between IACA and Nazaha that envisages possible support and/or joint activities in areas including technical assistance, training, education, and research. Future joint undertakings might involve tailor-made training programmes that are custom-designed by IACA for specific organizations, corporations, or institutions.

IACA previously delivered a tailor-made training for Nazaha in Riyadh in November 2016.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia became a Party to the Agreement for the Establishment of IACA as an International Organization in 2013, making it the first country from the region and from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to do so. Kuwait and the Kingdom of Bahrain have also acceded to the organization since then.