Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Ghada Wali
Egypt has participated in the UN General Assembly Special Session against Corruption held to discuss preventing and combating corruption as well as boosting international cooperation in this regard.
Egypt's Ghada Wali, the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime opened the session, said a statement by the Foreign Ministry on Friday.
Chairman of the Administrative Control Authority (ACA) Hassan Abdel-Shafy delivered the national statement, in which he said that Egypt adopts anti-corruption strict policies taking into consideration the principles of the rule of law, accountability and transparency.
Abdel-Shafy also asserted the importance of enhancing international and regional cooperation in building human, technical and technological capacity to fight corruption and help restore smuggled assets and money.
He reiterated Egypt’s commitment to fully implement all obligations stemming from the UN Convention against Corruption.
Meanwhile, Egypt’s Permanent Representative to the UN in New York Mohamed Edrees said that the Egyptian high-level participation in this event comes within the framework of the country’s keenness to strengthen anti-corruption efforts.
He also hailed the UN Office on Drugs and Crime’s efforts under Egypt’s Wali.