Deputy Minister of Defence for European Integration Mr Ihor Dolhovheld held talks with a delegation of new Independent Defence Anti-Corruption Committee (NAKO) on Friday, November 11.
Mr Drago Kos, co-chair (NAKO), current Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery, briefed the meeting’s participants on activities, tasks and aims of this organization.
“We study the origin of corruption but not its consequences and give our recommendations,” Mr Kos remarked.
Mr Dolhov stressed that the Defence Ministry was one of the most transparent and open for the public executive authority.
“Over 2.5 years since the beginning of military aggression in the east of Ukraine our army has changed and we have successfully overcome this distance due to the public support. Moreover, civil democratic control over the Armed Forces of Ukraine should become more tough, and anti-corruption mechanism more perfect as the Strategic Defence Bulletin states,” Deputy Minister of Defence said.
Ihor Dolhov underlined that the leaders of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine were completely aware of responsibility in the context of increase of defence sector allocations.
The Deputy Minister of Defence remarked that the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine had been the first organization that had implemented the internal audit system and cooperated actively with international organizations such as Transparency International.
The parties discussed the issues of further cooperation and agreed to sign the Memorandum of Understanding.