Kuwait examines South Korean anti-corruption experience

KUWAIT, Kuwait and South Korea on Thursday discussed means of boosting cooperation in combating corruption and employing the Korean experience in the field.

The talks came during a meeting that grouped the Kuwaiti Ambassador to South Korea Badr Al-Awadhi with Chairperson of the South Korean Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission, Pak Un Jong, a statement released by the Kuwaiti Embassy in South Korea said.

Ambassador Al-Awadhi conveyed, during the meeting, an invitation from judge Abulrahman Al-Nemash, Chairman of the Kuwait Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha), to Un Jong to visit Kuwait and take part in the planned “Kuwait Al-Nazaha for Development International Conference.” The upcoming conference, due on January 15-16, will be patronized by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, “in partnership” with the United Nations, Ambassador Al-Awadhi said.

Al-Awadhi said his talks with the South Korean official dealt with cooperation between the two countries in fighting corruption and employing the “long and successful” Korean experience in the field.

For her part, Un Jong said she would respond to the invitation and attend the conference in Kuwait, indicating that she aspired to bolster cooperation and swap experience with Kuwait in action against corruption.

The planned convention partly aims at shedding light on Kuwait’s efforts in encouraging integrity, fighting corruption and expressing support for international efforts at this level.

Source: Kuwait News Agency