Deputy defense Minister for European integration Igor Dolgov and the delegation of the newly established Independent anti-corruption Committee on defence (NACO) at the meeting on Friday, 11 November 2016, and discussed areas of cooperation, reports «Intefax-Ukraine».
«We learn that primary sources of corruption, not its consequences, and give their recommendations,» said co-chair of the NACO, the head of the working group of the Organization for economic cooperation and development on preventing bribery Drago KOs.
In turn, Dolgov noted the importance of civil democratic control over the Armed forces of Ukraine and improvement of mechanisms of combating corruption, as noted in the Strategic defence Bulletin. He stressed that the defense Ministry is fully aware of the responsibility to the people of Ukraine in the conditions of increase in budget spending on the defense sector.
The Deputy Minister also said that the defense Ministry is one of the first to introduce the system of internal control and actively cooperates with international organizations, in particular with Transparency International.
«The parties discussed directions of further cooperation through the conclusion of the Memorandum of understanding», — stated in the message of the Ministry of defense.
As reported, in October, was created by an Independent anti-corruption Committee on defence (NACO). He intends to develop a strategy for combating corruption in this field for 2017-2018.
NACO is a joint project of the Program of combating corruption in the sphere of security and defence Transparency Intеrnаtiоnаl (TI-DSP), and TI Ukraine, with the support of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.
The Committee consists of six members: three Ukrainian journalist Sevgili Musayev, former Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Volodymyr Ohryzko, former head of the presidential Administration Oleg Rybachuk and three international — the former commander of the United rapid reaction corps NATO Jen Tim Evans, the former head GRECO KOs and former head of the Supervisory Board of public utilities of the UN mission in Kosovo James Wasserstrom.
Ministry of defense of Ukraine agreed on cooperation with NACO 11.11.2016