Within the framework of the Program of Cooperation between the Supreme Audit Institutions of Russia and Azerbaijan, a bilateral Russian-Azerbaijani training seminar on budget process, methodology, public relations and informatization was held in the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation.
Andrey Bazin, Director of the External Relations Department of the Accounts Chamber spoke at the opening ceremony.
Welcoming the participants of the seminar on behalf of the Chairman of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation Tatyana Golikova, Andrei Bazin noted the high level of cooperation between the Supreme Audit Institutions of Russia and Azerbaijan, both bilateral and in the international organizations - INTOSAI, EUROSAI, ASOSAI and the CIS Council of Heads of SAI. He added: "For more than 15 years our cooperation has been successfully and steadily developing under the general political course of the bilateral relations between our states and the potential for our cooperation has not been exhausted yet."
Andrey Bazin also thanked his Azerbaijani colleagues for their active participation in the work of the special expert group formed to study the themes of the XXIII INTOSAI Congress to be held in 2019 in Moscow.
During the seminar, the parties exchanged experience in auditing the state budget, discussed national peculiarities of drawing up conclusions and reports.
The Azerbaijani specialists got acquainted with the main methods of obtaining and processing information used by the Accounts Chamber of Russia, studied the possibilities of the unique remote audit information system that allows Russian specialists to conduct auditing activities without visiting the inspected sites.
Issues related to reporting audit findings to the public were also raised in the discussions. Participants studied the main forms of presenting information and the potential risks associated with its provision.