Saudi Arabia’s Nazaha, UNDP sign MoU to fight corruption

Nazaha President Mazen bin Ibrahim Al-Kahmous received in his office in Riyadh the UNDP’s resident representative in the Kingdom. (SPA)
Updated 11 September 2019
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Saudi Arabia’s Nazaha, UNDP sign MoU to fight corruption

  • The aim of the MoU is to establish a strategic partnership against corruption, and to support relevant initiatives, programs, projects and activities

RIYADH: The National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha) okf Saudi Arabia and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate against corruption.
Nazaha President Mazen bin Ibrahim Al-Kahmous received in his office in Riyadh the UNDP’s resident representative in the Kingdom, Adam Bouloukos, and his delegation.
They reviewed both sides’ efforts, and explored ways to enhance cooperation against corruption.
The aim of the MoU is to establish a strategic partnership against corruption, and to support relevant initiatives, programs, projects and activities.  
The meeting and the signing of the MoU were attended by Nazaha’s vice president for combatting corruption, Abdulmohsen bin Mohammed Al-Mehaisen, and its vice president for protecting integrity, Bandar bin Ahmed Aba Al-Khail.
Nazaha aims to create a work environment of integrity, transparency, honesty, justice and equality in the bodies that fall within its jurisdiction or specialization.


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The tests come as Saudi Arabia – backed by international world powers – investigates Saturday’s attacks on the Aramco oil facilities.

The Saudi Aramco facilities were hit in drone strikes earlier this week, causing fires to break out.

The Houthis claimed responsibility, but the United States believes the attacks originated in southwestern Iran, a US official told Reuters, an assessment that further increases tension in the Middle East.

In response, Iran issued a denial, warning it would respond to any attacks.