G20 members support four main ACWG issues: KPK

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G20 member states have expressed support for the four priority issues presented by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) at the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group (ACWG) meeting, KPK’s Deputy for Information and Data Mochamad Hadiyana said.

Delegates from G20 countries expressed their support for the four priority issues in the first round of the ACWG meeting from March 28 to 31, 2022.

“The ACWG meeting in the G20 Indonesian Presidency went smoothly, especially the four priority issues that we presented received support from G20 member countries,” Hadiyana, who is also the ACWG chair, informed here on Friday.

He said the discussion on the four priority issues will be continued in the second round of the ACWG meetings in July.

The four priority issues cover the role of audits in combating corruption, public participation and anti-corruption education, supervision of ‘professional enablers’ in money laundering crimes, and the eradication of corruption in the renewable energy sector, he pointed out.

According to Hadiyana, the first issue, which is included in the High-Level Principle, will be a binding policy document.

“The excellent progress in discussing the HLP issue was an achievement that would be a milestone for Indonesia in the G20 Presidency,” he said.

Furthermore, on the second issue, the delegates will submit a questionnaire distributed by the Indonesian Presidency that will be assembled as a compendium, which is due on April 18, 2022.

Then, on the third issue, the delegates will send their documents as a compendium, which is due in July or during the second round of ACWG meetings.

Exposure to several groups of participants and a joint session with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) can be used to enrich the draft background note, Hadiyana explained.

“We hope that the support of G20 member states and all groups of participants in the first round of the G20 ACWG can continue by filling out and submitting documents for the compendium based on the deadline,” he added.

Source: Antara News