Cooperation Council participates in meeting of anti-corruption law enforcement agencies in Organization of Islamic Cooperation member states

The General Secretariat of the Cooperation Council for the Arab Gulf States attended the first ministerial meeting of anti-corruption law enforcement in member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, held under the auspices of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, and hosted by the Kingdom represented by the Supervisory and Anti-Corruption Commission during the period from 20 to 21 December 2022 in Jeddah.

During the meeting, the “Makkah Al-Mukarramah Agreement” was approved, which aims to provide a legal framework for the direct and rapid exchange of information and investigations between law enforcement authorities in OIC countries, with the aim of facilitating the detection, investigation and prosecution of corruption offences, thus contributing to the recovery of stolen assets and their return to the countries of origin, and also aims to promote the exchange of technical assistance and training between Member States in the field of anti-corruption.

Assistant Secretary for Legislative and Legal Affairs, Adviser Sultan bin Nasser Al-Suwaidi said that the participation of the General Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council in this meeting, which enjoys broad international interaction and participation, embodies the the effective extent of efforts and role of GCC countries in the fight against corruption and the participation of the international community in efforts to protect integrity and curb corruption The spread of corruption, the benefit of the experiences of States and intergovernmental organizations and the exchange of experiences in the field of anti-corruption corruption, which would strengthen the principle of transparency and achieve progress and prosperity in our Islamic societies.

He stressed that the GCC States and the General Secretariat continue to strengthen cooperation between their countries and the countries of the world in fighting and fighting corruption, in implementation of directives from Their Majesties and Highnesses, which were included in the (Sultan Qaboos and Sheikh Sabah Summit) Al-Ula 5 January 2021, in terms of strengthening governance, transparency, accountability, integrity and anti-corruption tools through joint action by Golfo.E in all bodies, offices and specialized organizations of the GCC, and for the benefit of what was agreed in the framework of the G-20 and (the Riyadh initiative) in cooperation in investigating cross-border corruption cases and prosecuting their perpetrators, given that corruption has a significant impact on economic growth, sustainable development, and mutual trust between governments and peoples.