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| 25 May, 2018

Saudi campaign against corruption a pillar of Vision 2030, says anti-graft chief

Saudi Arabia is among 184 countries that are party to UNCAC.

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Saudi officials count ballots at a polling station at Prince Salman center in Riyadh .

image used for illustrative purpose. Saudi officials count ballots at a polling station at Prince Salman center in Riyadh .

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Jeddah - The president of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha), Dr. Khaled bin Abdulmohsen Al-Muhaisen, lauded King Salman for his efforts to fight corruption.

Those efforts have had a great impact, Al-Muhaisen told the UN General Assembly on the 15th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC).

The fight against corruption cannot succeed unless it is based on a clear vision, political support, and complementary national and international efforts, he added.

The main foundations of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 reform plan are transparency, integrity and fighting corruption, he said, adding: “The Kingdom does not give anyone immunity in corruption cases.”

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Al-Muhaisen thanked the UN Secretariat for convening the meeting, and thanked the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for its efforts with state parties to implement UNCAC.

He commended all international efforts to prevent and fight corruption, stressing the importance of cooperation among states to enable sustainable development in fair and transparent environments.

Saudi Arabia is among 184 countries that are party to UNCAC.

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