Vienna, SANA- Ambassador Hassan Khaddour, Syria’s permanent representative to the United Nations and other international organizations in Vienna, presented his credentials to the Dean of the International Anti-Corruption Academy ( IACA) Thomas Stelzer.
During the meeting, Ambassador Khaddour expressed appreciation for the importance of the Academy’s work in providing support and capacity-building for every country seeking to combat corruption.
He briefed Stelzer on the catastrophic repercussions of the years-long terrorist war on Syria, including the systematic destruction of infrastructure and the spread of corruption by countries supporting terrorism through outlaw groups.
He pointed out to the role that the academy can play in supporting the Syrian government, especially in light of the challenges and obstacles it faces in the post-crisis phase, foremost of which are the negative effects resulting from the imposition of unilateral coercive measures.
In turn, Stelzer expressed his aspiration to enhance cooperation and mutual coordination between the Academy and the Syrian government to build national capacities in the framework of implementing the sustainable development goals, pointing out that the Academy is the only international organization entrusted with conducting specialized training courses and granting higher degrees in the context of promoting the implementation of the Anti-Corruption Convention in all countries of the world.
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