December, 10 2021 Bilateral meetings with the Heads of Latin American Supreme Audit Institutions as side-events of the XXX General Assembly of OLACEFS
The President of the Corte dei conti, Mr. Guido Carlino, met via videoconference, on the side-lines of the XXX General Assembly of OLACEFS (Latin American and Caribbean Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions) held from 1 to 3 December 2021, the Contralor General (Subrogante) of the Estado of the Republic of Ecuador, Mr. Carlos Alberto Riofrío González and the Contralor General Republic of Peru, Mr. Nelson Shack Yalta, initiating the first bilateral contacts also with the Contralor General de la República of Colombia, Mr. Felipe Córdoba Larrarte.
The aim of the talks was to deepen and consolidate the already excellent relations between the Corte dei conti and the above-mentioned Latin American Supreme Audit Institutions, while at the same time seeking closer cooperation in various fields, firstly, the fight against corruption, an issue on which all the participants agreed on the usefulness of sharing the strategies put in place to combat it.
During the recent G20, the Italian Presidency made the fight against corruption one of its priority objectives, with particular emphasis on modern forms of corruption, which are increasingly linked to economic and organised crime. On the subject, the Corte dei conti and, in general, the Supreme Audit Institutions, play a fundamental role in ensuring the sound management of public resources and, therefore, for the benefit of citizens. And it is for the attainment of this objective that new or further forms of cooperation and agreements among the Supreme Audit Institutions met on this occasion will soon be activated and formalized and, as soon as the pandemic situation makes it possible, also exchanges of visits at both technical and institutional level.
The meetings were also attended by Mr. Mauro Orefice, President of the Chamber for the Performance Audit on the Management of the State Administrations and Head of the International Affairs Office.