FOR CONTROL OVER EXECUTION OF THE REPUBLICAN BUDGET
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The delegation of the Accounts Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan, headed by the Chairwoman Natalya Godunova, participated in the 4th Meeting of the Heads of the Supreme Audit Institutions of the SCO member states
The heads and representatives of the Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) of the People's Republic of China, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of India, the Republic of Tajikistan, the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Russian Federation also participated in the event that was held in Bishkek (Kyrgyz Republic).
The participants of the meeting discussed the current problems and prospects of the state audit development, including the issues of the efficiency of budget funds spending as an important instrument of the public administration, as well as the role and place of the Supreme Audit Institutions in the social policy of the state.
The Chairwoman of the Accounts Committee of Kazakhstan, Natalya Godunova, delivered a report on the work conducted on coordination of the cooperation of the SAIs of the SCO member states for 2016-2017.
"The heads of our states within the framework of the SCO are conducting a huge work to strengthen the integration processes. The Supreme Audit Institutions should also contribute to the development of this interaction. Cooperation of our institutions in the line of the SCO is becoming more dynamic, "she emphasized.
A member of the Accounts Committee Rashit Akhmetov also made a speech. He described the role of the SAI of Kazakhstan in ensuring efficient use of state resources allocated for the development of the social sphere.
Rashit Akhmetov noted that in conditions of implementation of five social initiatives of the President N.A. Nazarbayev, new tasks on state audit of qualitative projects execution within the framework of social modernization aimed at further improving the life of the citizens were set to the Accounts Committee.
As a result of the meeting, the Minutes on adoption of the Action Plan for 2018-2019, the Regulations on Cooperation between the Supreme Audit Institutions of Member States, Observers and Partners on Dialogue of the SCO, as well as the Joint Statement were signed.
In particular, the text of the Joint Statement refers to the need of further strengthening and extending mutually beneficial cooperation, improving the appropriate mechanisms for interaction on the most relevant issues of state audit.
A decision to transfer the functions of the coordinator of interaction of the SAIs of the SCO member states from the Accounts Committee of Kazakhstan to the Accounts Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic was made.
It was noted that the next meeting of the heads of the supreme audit institutions of the SCO member states is scheduled for 2020.
In addition, within the framework of the event, the meeting of the heads of delegations with the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Jeenbekov took place.
After the official event, the Chairwoman of the Accounts Committee, Natalya Godunova, met with the Auditor General of the National Audit Office of the People's Republic of China, Ms. Hu Zejun. During this meeting an agreement was reached to study China's experience for working with big data in order to digitize the audit.
The first meeting of the heads of the Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) of the SCO member states was held on 26July, 2010 in Moscow, the second meeting was in Shanghai (China) on 23-24 April, 2012, the third was in Astana on 27 May, 2016.
The Accounts Committee of Kazakhstan acted as the coordinator of interaction of the SAIs of the SCO member states in 2016-2017.
The SCO is a permanent intergovernmental international organization founded in 2001 by the leaders of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
The SCO was established with the aim of strengthening mutual confidence, friendship and good-neighborliness between Member States, maintaining peace, security and stability in the region, jointly countering new challenges and threats, encouraging efficient and mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields, promoting economic growth, social and cultural development of SCO member states.