Delegates to Anti-Corruption Meeting Adopt Proposal
Delegates of the Seoul Conference on Combating Corruption yesterday agreed to push ahead with a proposal, suggested by the Korean government, which called for the establishment of a regional cooperation convention to combat corruption in the Asia- Pacific region,.
``We welcomed the proposal made by the Korean government for countries in the Asia- Pacific region to develop a regional anti-corruption convention to promote cooperation to combat corruption both in terms of prevention and enforcement,'' delegates said in a statement during a press conference.
In order to implement the ambitious initiative, they also agreed to exchange experiences and know-how among governments, businesses and civic organizations in their drive against corruption in the region.
``In particular, delegates decided to install a center for video conferencing in the region to share information and educate people on tackling corruption,'' said Park Key-chong, director general for inspection and investigation at the Office of Prime Minister.
Delegates welcomed the Korean government's proposal that a special fund be established under the auspices of the Initiative and hosted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The details of the fund issue will be worked out by a donors' meeting. …