Baghdad The head of the Federal Integrity Commission Judge Alaa Jawad Al-Saadi stressed the importance of the international effort in support of national anti-corruption efforts, calling for the inclusion of the issue of recovering funds and convicts from outside Iraq to the agreements and joint work programs.

During his meeting with the resident representative of the United Nations Development Program in Iraq, Zina Ali Ahmed, Al-Saadi stressed the importance of the issue of recovering funds and convicts from outside Iraq being a priority within the projects and agreements supported by the international effort.

He pointed out that: the issue of fighting corruption is an international chain in which Iraq participates through the judiciary and oversight bodies, and that the Integrity Commission is then the representative of Iraq in the United Nations Convention against Corruption represents the spearhead in these efforts that must be combined to achieve the desired goals, foremost of which is overcoming important obstacles that facing the recovery of funds and convicts, as well as fulfilling the requirements of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, in which the Commission represents Iraq, congratulating the efforts made by the program, embodied through the launch of the project (Supporting Justice Initiatives to Combat Corruption and Strengthening the Settlement of Commercial Disputes), as well as fruitful cooperation in approving the national strategy for integrity and combating Corruption for the years (2021-2024), as well as other projects that the program intends to launch.

In turn, the resident representative of the Development Program (Zina Ali Ahmed) reviewed, during the meeting, the most prominent projects launched by the program during the recent period, especially those related to supporting the judiciary and regulatory bodies, investigating major financial cases, corruption crimes and recovering money and assets, pointing out that the program is in the process of launching the (ACT Building Confidence) project between it and the regional office of the program, as the project aims to build trust between the citizen and the government, support the national strategy for integrity and combat corruption, and raise the capabilities of workers in the oversight bodies through training and transfer of expertise, as well as other programs launched by UNDP Iraq.

She indicated that the program seeks to continue fruitful cooperation with the authority for what would exchange experiences and raise capacities through training and transfer of experiences, and overcoming the difficulties facing anti-corruption efforts, and placing the issue of recovering funds and convicts among the priorities of programs, plans and the contents of the agreements that the program is working on in cooperation with the national control bodies.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency