The event addressed ways to strengthen regional cooperation between China and the countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the fight against corruption. In addition, one session focused on implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the explicit target to “substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms” under Goal 16.
The workshop attracted around 80 participants, including representatives of several Chinese government ministries and state institutions, officials from Yunnan Province, and delegates from anti-corruption authorities in all ten ASEAN Member States.
The opening keynote speakers included H.E. Mr. Yang Xiaochao, Secretary-General (Minister Rank) of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, Mr. Martin Kreutner, Dean and Executive Secretary of IACA, and senior officials from Yunnan Province. H.E. Mr. Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), addressed the workshop via video link.
As well as Mr. Kreutner, the IACA delegation included Dr. Eduard Ivanov, a member of the academic team in the Academy’s Compliance and Collective Action Department, and Professor Robert Klitgaard, a member of IACA’s frequent visiting faculty.
Within the framework of the event Mr. Kreutner also had a number of bilateral meetings with Chinese officials regarding possible further cooperation and joint initiatives.
H.E. Mr. Huang Shuxian, Minister of Supervision of the People’s Republic of China, previously visited IACA in May 2016 to discuss issues of mutual interest and explore areas of possible partnership and cooperation.