NAO Auditor General, Social Development Minister discuss cooperation

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Manama, Aug. 17 (BNA): National Audit Office (NAO) Auditor General Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa received Social Development Minister Osama bin Ahmed Khalaf Al Asfoor.


The meeting discussed ways to strengthen partnership and communication in audit and follow-up.


The auditor general congratulated the minister on obtaining the royal trust and wished him every success in performing his new duties.


He affirmed that the NAO would continue to coordinate and cooperate with all ministries and government entities covered by its audit mandate to ensure the implementation of its recommendations in accordance with international standards to improve performance levels and the quality and efficiency of services provided to citizens.


Shaikh Ahmed stressed that he was looking forward to enhancing cooperation to strengthen the principles of integrity, transparency and professionalism thus contributing to achieving the goals of the comprehensive development process under the leadership of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and the follow-up and support of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister.


The minister said that the NAO’s staff has shown a high level of professionalism and affirmed that the ministry was ready for further cooperation and coordination.


 The meeting is part of an overall effort to expand cooperation between the NAO and the entities covered by its audit to achieve its vision of promoting a positive approach to serve the national interest.