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November 18, 2014

Auditors of Russia and Vietnam will audit the “VietsovPetro” and “RusvetPetro” joint venture

For the purposes of the practical implementation of decisions made by the leaders of Russia and Vietnam, providing, among other things, further increase in the level of cooperation between the national supreme audit institutions (SAIs), Tatyana Golikova, Chairwoman of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation met Nguyễn Hữu Vạn the Auditor General of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Tatyana Golikova and Nguyễn Hữu Vạn mapped out priority areas for further cooperation, including joint audit engagement in the field of nuclear energy and fuel and energy sector. In particular, it was decided to conduct in 2016 two joint control activities, i.e. auditing the implementation of the intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the construction of a Ninh Thuận 1 nuclear power plant in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and inspection of the "VietsovPetro" and "RusvetPetro" joint ventures. An agreement was reached to organize training of the Vietnamese auditors at the Scientific Research Institute of the Accounts Chamber. Besides, the head of the Russian SAI expressed her intention to address the issue and submit proposals to arrange for training in finance and public audit for Vietnamese students in Russian universities. Following the meeting, the parties signed an updated version of the Cooperation Agreement.

November 17, 2014

The project of paramount importance – Ekibastuz GRES-2 Power Station – requires well-coordinated teamwork of the supreme bodies of financial control of Russia and Kazakhstan – Tatyana Golikova

As a part of the implementation of guidelines of the countries’ top leadership to enhance interagency cooperation among the member countries of the Eurasian Economic Union, the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation hosted the joint panel of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation and the Accounts Committee for Control over Execution of the Republican Budget of the Republic of Kazakhstan, chaired by Tatyana Golikova.

The joint report on the results of parallel analytical expert activities “Monitoring of the implementation of joint Russian-Kazakh projects in the energy sector in accordance with the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan on construction and subsequent operation of the third plant of the Ekibastus GRES-2 Power Station (Orenburg, September 11, 2009)” was considered at the Board.

Tatyana Golikova said that bilateral cooperation of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation and the Accounts Committee for Control over Execution of the Republican Budget of the Republic of Kazakhstan continues to grow steadily. “It should not be left unnoticed that dynamics of this process coincide with the nature of deepening relations between our two countries. Cooperation within the Eurasian Economic Union will come into play on January 1, 2015 which will surely bring our cooperation to a new level of quality”, – the Chairwoman of the Accounts Chamber said.

November 14, 2014

In 2013, the budgets of the member countries of the Customs Union received $24.3 billion worth of import customs duties

The Joint Board of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation, the Accounts Committee for Control over Execution of the Republican Budget of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Board of the State Control of the Republic of Belarus considered the results of the control activities “The joint audit by the State Control Committee of the Republic of Belarus, the Accounts Committee for Control over Execution of the Republican Budget of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation of compliance in 2013 by the competent authorities of the Republic of Belarus, Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation with the Agreement on establishment and application of the order of payment and distribution of import customs duties (other duties, taxes and charges having equivalent effect) within the Customs Union.”

The audit was held according to the schedule and was conducted by the Supreme audit institutions of the Republic of Belarus, Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation in accordance with international Agreement on establishment and application of the order of payment and distribution of import customs duties (other duties, taxes and charges having equivalent effect) within the Customs Union.

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