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Auditor General discusses international cooperation in the area of external communication with Spanish and Turkish counterparts

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As part of a two-day working visit, Auditor General Elita Krūmiņa met the heads of the supreme audit organisations of Spain and Turkey in order to discuss the agenda of the Governing Board of the European Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI)* in the area of its communication strategy.

As reported, the State Audit Office of the Republic of Latvia is one of the eight members of the EUROSAI Governing Board and therefore is involved in the work of EUROSAI as a collegiate body. The competence of the EUROSAI Governing Board covers a range of important issues, whereas each member of the Governing Board has additionally assumed responsibility for a specific area. The State Audit Office is in charge of developing the EUROSAI communication strategy and monitoring the implementation thereof.

The purpose of the mentioned working visit was to inform the partners about the results of the analysis of the current EUROSAI communication conducted by the State Audit Office and the draft EUROSAI communication strategy updated on the basis of the conducted analysis, as well as the action plan for the upcoming two years.

State auditors of Spain and Turkey highly praised the initiatives and documents prepared by the State Audit Office, as well as shared their proposals for improving the EUROSAI communication strategy, having regard in particular to the aspects of intercultural management.

Auditor General Elita Krūmiņa appreciated the professional input of the colleagues and committed to assessing the proposals until the presentation and approval of the EUROSAI communication strategy and its accompanying dossier at the next meeting of the EUROSAI Governing Board that this year will be hosted in Riga from 12 June to 13 June.

The Supreme Audit Institution of Turkey is currently holding the EUROSAI Presidency, whereas the Supreme Audit Institution of Spain is currently handling the responsibilities of the EUROSAI Secretariat. Accordingly, these institutions are the main cooperation partners of the State Audit Office in terms of addressing the EUROSAI communication challenges.

* The European Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions is comprised of the supreme audit institutions of 50 countries.

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