US ambassador says to review Libyan Audit Bureau’s report thoroughly

The US ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland, said that they will closely “study the recent report of the Audit Bureau,” adding that the report is considered evidence of the importance of fighting corruption and increasing transparency.

Speaking at the ceremony for launching a project for a professional certificate in auditing in Tunisia organized by the Libyan Audit Bureau, Norland said the Bureau plays an important role in control and review of the government’s work and expenses, adding that the Libyan people rely on the Bureau to fight corruption and increase transparency.

Norland indicated that achieving stability in economy and ensuring that Libya’s resources are distributed in a fair manner is a priority for the US to establish strong audits. He also said that the US provided technical assistance through the US Agency for International Development to support anti-corruption efforts, ensure transparency and accountability, and work to unify Libyan institutions.

The US ambassador to Libya also explained that several meetings were held in New York last week on the sidelines of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, adding that the focus was on resolving the conflict in Libya, expressing his hope that international leaders would work with Libyans to find a solution to the conflict.

The Libya Audit Bureau launched a professional certificate project in auditing on Wednesday in the Tunisian capital in partnership with the US Agency for Development and the International and Arab Society of Certified Accountants. This certificate is the first one that combines education and training and targets auditing practices of all types of financial control, performance and compliance.


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