Delegation of the European Union to Afghanistan

4th annual EU anti-corruption conference

Bruxelles, 23/04/2018 - 12:50, UNIQUE ID: 180423_3
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4th annual EU anti-corruption conference - "Corruption in recess, Peace in progress" Tomorrow 24 April, the European Union's 2018 anti-corruption campaign will reach new heights with the 4th Anti-Corruption Conference held at the Presidential Palace.

Tomorrow 24 April, the European Union's 2018 anti-corruption campaign will reach new heights with the 4th Anti-Corruption Conference held at the Presidential Palace.

The EU Delegation anti-corruption campaign once again reinforced the attention on corruption in Afghanistan and advocated for a collective mobilization in response to this plight that adds to the many challenges the country is already facing. Over the last three weeks a number of stakeholders highlighted in a timely and credible manner the risks that corruption creates in three specific sectors: Development, Private Sector and Elections. The conference will address these three themes, discussing the impact of corruption and the possible remedies.

"The rampant climate of violence makes it even more deplorable that some individuals take advantage of their position to indulge in corrupt practices. Those who combat corruption need to be saluted and encouraged." said the EU Ambassador to Afghanistan, Pierre Mayaudon. 

H.E President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the European Union Ambassador Pierre Mayaudon and the US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko will give the opening speeches at the conference.

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