The Administrative Control and Transparency Authority (ACTA) signed Sunday a memorandum of understanding with the Palestinian Anti-Corruption Commission, with the aim of strengthening co-operation between the two sides in the field of integrity, transparency and anti-corruption.
The memorandum was signed by HE the President of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority Hamad bin Nasser al-Misnad, and the Head of the Palestinian Anti-Corruption Commission Dr Ahmed Barak.
HE Hamad bin Nasser al-Misnad said that the MoU is consistent with the support provided by Qatar's leadership to State of Palestine, covering all political, economic and humanitarian fields.
He pointed out that the relationship between Qatar and Palestine is firm and strong, stressing that the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding aims to exchange experiences and good practices on ways to enhance transparency and integrity and combat corruption.
He emphasised that the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding reflects the aspiration of the Authority to launch a strong strategic partnership between the ACTA and the Palestinian Anti-Corruption Authority embodied through the exchange of experiences and the expansion of co-operation in research and training fields, for the benefit of all national authorities in the two countries.
For his part, the Head of the Palestinian Anti-Corruption Commission Dr Ahmed Barak, said that the MoU is the result of continuous co-operation between the two sides in all fields.
He said that Qatar is supportive of the Palestinian cause and the establishment of the Palestinian state, based on the foundations of democracy and the rule of law.
Dr Barak stressed his country's keenness to take advantage of the Qatari efforts in this field, appreciating the important Qatari role in putting the United Nations Convention against Corruption into practice, and its initiatives in this field, in particular the Doha Declaration.