Minister of Justice Yaqoub Al-Sane announced Monday that the First Conference of the Signatories of Arab Anti-Corruption Convention has elected Kuwait to chair the conference bureau.
In a statement to KUNA following the conclusion of the conference, Al-Sane, also Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, stated that the bureau would be responsible for the conference-related activities till the second round in December 2017.
Al-Sane added that Kuwait was also chosen to steer a special committee of experts to study the optimal application of the convention articles.
This choice embodies Arab countries' confidence in Kuwait's leading role in fighting corruption, the minister told KUNA.
He dedicated Kuwait's wining of the post to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.
Minister Al-Sane underlined the importance of data exchange among Arab countries for the effective application of the convention and eradication of the graft.
He pointed out that an Arab working group was formed to work out proposals for ensuring better governance and restoration of stolen public money. He described corruption as one of the main impediments to sustainable development in Arab countries.