SAB chairs the 61st meeting of ARABOSAI Governing Board

SAB chairs the 61st meeting of ARABOSAI Governing Board

His Excellency Sheikh Bandar Bin Mohammed Bin Saoud Al Thani, President of the State Audit Bureau of Qatar (SAB), President of the Arab Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (ARABOSAI), chaired the 61st  meeting of the Organization’s Governing Board, which was held on Monday, November 30th 2020, through video conference. Their Excellencies the heads of SAIs members of the Organization’s Governing Board participated in the meeting.

His Excellency Sheikh Bandar Bin Mohammed Bin Saoud Al Thani, SAB President, the President of ARABOSAI, upon inaugurating the Board’s meeting, stated that today's meeting is held in light of the continuation of the extraordinary circumstances imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic, and its consequent economic and social challenges, which made us more convinced and aware of the importance of enhancing our joint efforts to promoting our audit institutions, to overcome the negative impacts of this pandemic.

His Excellency stressed that the ARABOSAI was among the first to set up plans to deal with the repercussions of this pandemic, and to ensure the continuation of the Organization’s work and efforts to enhance the capabilities of member SAIs, through the recommendations and proposals that were adopted at the extraordinary Council meeting held at the onset of the crisis, stressing his confidence that the Organization will emerge more powerful, effective and capable of achieving its goals, and keeping pace with the successive developments in the field of audit work.

The two-day meeting of the Governing Board discussed many important topics on its agenda, including the report of the Chairman of the Governing Board on the activities of the Board and the activities of the Organization since the 59th  meeting of the Governing Board, in addition to the reports of the General Secretariat and sub-committees of the Organization, and the presentation of the SAIs’ reports on their participation in the activities of committees and working groups emanating from the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI), the approval of the Organization’s accounting system, the closing account for the year 2019, and the 2020 budget.