The second session of the Conference of the States Parties to the Arab Convention against Corruption, held on Tuesday from 5-6 December 2017, at the headquarters of the League of Arab States in Cairo, with the participation of heads of the protection of integrity and anti-corruption entities.
The Kingdom's delegation is headed by H.E. Mr. Abdulmohsen Bin Mohammed Al-Munaif, Vice President of the fighting of corruption in the National Anti-Corruption Commission, and a number of government entities.
H.E. expressed his thanks and appreciation to the staff of the Secretariat of the League of Arab States for the efforts made to make the work of this session a success.
Al-Munaif said that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is exerting continuous efforts to do everything that will prevent and combat corruption in all its forms and manifestations and to reaffirm the progress of the development process and the fight of corruption. The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, ordered to review control entities regulations in order to enhance its role in eliminate corruption, preserve public money, and ensure accountability.
The Kingdom launched its Vision 2030, which affirmed that transparency, integrity and the fighting corruption are among its most important pillars for achieving development through the establishment and activation of a system of laws and procedures related to fighting corruption and to apply the principles of governance and transparency to achieve high levels of integrity in all Sectors and build a true partnership with all sectors of society.
Al-Munaif said that the indicators of achievement showed a remarkable growth in the levels of clarity of government procedures, which boosted the speed of transformation towards automating its services and leading the way in its electronic transactions.
He added that the Kingdom has ratified the Arab Convention against Corruption, and aspires to achieve more constructive cooperation within the framework of our Arab society in dealing with financial and administrative corruption in all its forms. On the international level, The Kingdom was the first to sign and ratify the United Nations Convention against Corruption, believing in the importance of international cooperation.
It is worth mentioning that the Kingdom joined the Arab Convention against Corruption under royal decree No. M/36 on 24/4/2012. The convention contains provisions on preventive measures to fight corruption, identification of criminal acts as provided for in the convention, procedures of asset recovery and Arab cooperation in this regard.