A total of 24 countries and world organisations have nominated Qatar to head the International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities (IAACA), it was announced at the IAACA executive committee meeting in Doha yesterday.
“Qatar has received a strong backing due to its efforts in combating corruption in all its forms whether locally or globally,” Dr Ali bin Fetais al-Marri, the Attorney General of Qatar and UN special advocate for stolen asset recovery, stated yesterday.
Voting on the nomination will take place in a general assembly of IAACA in St Petersburg, Russia, where its 146 member states will meet on October 31.
Currently, China is the president of IAACA whose headquarters is in Beijing. When Qatar is elected to head the association, all the meetings and works will be based in Doha.
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