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International Relations


Since 1992, the State Audit Office (SAO) is a member of International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) together with nearly all SAIs of the UN Member States. INTOSAI was established in 1953 and at present it has 192 Full Members and 5 Associated Members.

INTOSAI is an autonomous, independent and non-political organization and promotes the international exchange of ideas and experience in the field of government auditing.

The highest decision-making organ of INTOSAI is the International Congress of Supreme Audit Institutions, INCOSAI, which gather its members once every three years. INTOSAI has seven regional working groups, which provides members with opportunities to share their professional experience and cooperate on a regional basis.

The SAO actively participates in INTOSAI’s work and is represented in the following committees, subcommittees and working groups:

Goal 1. Professional Standards Committee (PSC)

  • Compliance Audit Subcommittee;
  • Internal Control Standards Subcommittee;

Goal 2. Capacity Building Committee (CBC)

  • INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI);

Goal 3. Committee on Knowledge Sharing and Knowledge Services

  • Working Group on Environmental Auditing;
  • Working Group on Programme Evaluation;
  • Working Group on IT Audit;

Read more about INTOSAI - http://www.intosai.org/


Since 1993, the SAO is a member of European Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI), which is one of the Regional Groups of the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI). EUROSAI was established in 1990 and it groups together the SAIs of 49 European States and the European Court of Auditors.

Key objectives of EUROSAI are to promote professional and technical understanding and co-operation among member SAIs, as well as to advance the study of public sector audit and to work towards the harmonisation of terminology in the field of public audit.

The EUROSAI Congress is the supreme body of EUROSAI and is composed by all members of EUROSAI. It meets in ordinary session every three years.

The SAO is actively represented in the following Goal teams and working group of EUROSAI:

  • Goal Team 1 “Capacity Building”;
  • Goal Team 2 “Professional Standards”;
  • Working Group on Environmental Audit;

Membership and active participation in the activities of the EUROSAI Goal teams and working groups promotes introduction of modern methodology and best practices in the SAO.

Read more about EUROSAI - http://www.eurosai.org/


The SAO is a member of Asian Organization for Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) since 2004. ASOSAI is one of the INTOSAI Regional Working Groups, which was established in 1979 and compromises of 45 SAIs.

ASOSAI's major objectives are to provide training opportunities and continuing education for government auditors, serve as a center of information and promote closer collaboration among them in order to improve the quality and performance of the audit.

Within the framework of ASOSAI, the SAO takes an active participation in the activities of the Environmental Working Group. In addition, the SAO attends training and seminars organized by ASOSAI or its member SAIs on the regular bases, which in their turn facilitates institutional development process.

Read more about ASOSAI - http://www.asosai.org/