IMG 7183A high-level delegation from the Arab Republic of Egypt visited campus on Tuesday to discuss details of further cooperation following the successful sixth session of IACA’s Assembly of Parties in Sharm El Sheikh last month. Egypt, representing the African Group, holds the Presidency of this session of the Assembly.

The Egyptian delegation was led by H.E. Mr. Mohammed Erfan, Minister and Chairman of the Administrative Control Authority (ACA) of the Arab Republic of Egypt, and also included H.E. Nabil Sadeq, the Egyptian Prosecutor General, H.E. Hesham Badawy, Chairman of the country’s Accountability State Authority, H.E. Ahmed Saied Khalil, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Egyptian Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Combating Unit, and H.E. Mr. Omar Amer Youssef, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the International Organizations in Vienna.

Among other issues, the meeting discussed concrete steps towards implementing some of the ideas for jointly preventing and fighting corruption envisaged under the memorandum of understanding that IACA and the ACA signed in Sharm El Sheikh.

In addition, both IACA’s Dean and Executive Secretary, Mr. Martin Kreutner, as well as the Chairperson of the organization’s Board of Governors, Mr. Eduardo Vetere, thanked the ACA and Egypt’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs for their excellent cooperation with and assistance to IACA in preparing the recent Assembly of Parties, and once again expressed the organization’s gratitude for the hospitality shown by Egypt as the host country.

Mr. Kreutner then gave an update on the very latest developments at IACA, including the fifth Master in Anti-Corruption Studies class coming to the Laxenburg campus for the first time on Monday (6 November), and the new business-oriented International Master in Anti-Corruption Compliance and Collective Action starting soon.

The recent Assembly of Parties saw the unanimous adoption of seven resolutions, including the organization’s new Work Programme 2017 – 2020. The adopted resolutions, speeches, and other documents from this session are available here.