BD, Bhutan agree to help fight graft

Dhaka,  Thu,  24 August 2017
Published : 12 Jun 2017, 00:52:52

BD, Bhutan agree to help fight graft

MoU signing June 14
FE Report

The anti-corruption watchdogs of Bangladesh and Bhutan have agreed to share experiences in checking graft in order to ensure good governance.

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of Bangladesh will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bhutan's anti-graft authority to this end on June 14, said ACC Deputy Director (Public Relations) Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjee.

A five-member team from ACC of Bhutan led by its Chairperson Kinley Yangzom will visit Bangladesh from June 12 to 17 in this regard.

A preparatory meeting was held at the ACC Chairman Iqbal Mahmood's office in the city on Sunday to discuss key agendas during the Bhutanese team’s visit.

Speaking at the meeting, the ACC chief said according to the latest corruption index published by the Transparency International (TI), Bhutan tops the list of South Asian countries in terms of checking corruption.

So, Bhutan's experiences in the fight against graft can be followed to ensure good governance, he added.

As the ACC is keen to follow the best practices around the world to contain corruption, initiatives have been taken to sign MoUs with different countries and organisations in this regard, he said.

Mr Mahmood also said such agreements will effectively help Bangladesh prevent money laundering and terror financing, and conduct cross-border investigations.
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