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Delegation from Kazakhstan visits the Federal Bureau of Anti-Corruption

On 18 October 2019, the Federal Bureau of Anti-Corruption (BAK) received representatives of the Anti-Corruption Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan to provide an insight into its organization and working methods.

Three representatives of the Anti-Corruption Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan accompanied by two representatives of the Kazakh Embassy in Austria visited the BAK on 18 October 2019 as part of a study trip to obtain more detailed information about the Federal Bureau and its tasks and to exchange experiences in the field of preventing and combating corruption.
After a short welcome and presentation of the BAK by the director, Andreas Wieselthaler, the head of the Kazakh anti-corruption agency, Alik Shpekbayev, gave an insight into the organization and working methods of that agency and showed a short film. Afterwards, BAK Department 2 was presented together with its units Prevention, Education and International Cooperation. The visit was marked by a productive discussion on the importance of anti-corruption education, especially among children and young people, raising awareness in society, and the challenges involved in operational work. The delegation was particularly interested in the twin networks European Partners against Corruption (EPAC) and European contact-point network against corruption (EACN); the possibility of Kazakhstan's accession was discussed during the visit.
In the course of this study trip, the Kazakh delegation had previously visited Germany and France and on 15 October 2019 signed in Strasbourg the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the Representatives of the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), and of the Members of the Evaluation Teams. Once ratified, Kazakhstan will become GRECO's 50th member state.

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Article #: 17433 from Montag, 4. November 2019, 09:14
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