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On 23 January 2019 the INTOSAI Secretary General, Margit Kraker, and the INTOSAI Chair and President of the Supreme Audit Institution of the United Arab Emirates, Harib Al Amimi, paid an inaugural visit to John Brandolino, Director of the Division for Treaty Affairs, at the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) headquartered in Vienna at the Vienna International Centre.

The meet and greet focused on possibilities to conclude a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between INTOSAI and the UNODC with regard to the fight against corruption. The representatives agreed to harness synergies between INTOSAI and the UNODC and to enhance cooperation.

The priority areas defined at this meeting concerned, on the one hand, the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goal 16, with particular focus on the fight against corruption, and, on the other hand, the provision of support to the States Parties of the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and the members of INTOSAI in effectively implementing the UNCAC.

The envisaged MoU is to be signed on the occasion of the 72nd Governing Board meeting in Moscow, Russian Federation, in September 2019.