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In accordance with Article 6 of the Law "On the State Control Committee of the Republic of Belarus" State Control Committee and its territorial bodies works in cooperation with other government agencies and other organisations, including foreign institutions, international organisations and citizens.
In its activity State Control Committee of Belarus is also guided by Lima Declaration of Guidelines on Auditing Precepts (1977) and the Mexico Declaration on SAI Independence (2007), which are the basic documents for the world audit community.
Cooperation with international organizations
State Control Committee is a member of the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) since 2001 and European Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI) since 2002.
In the framework of these organisations SAI of Belarus actively develops international cooperation with supreme audit institutions of foreign countries and their international associations.
International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) was founded in 1953 at the initiative of Emilio Fernandez Camus, then President of the SAI of Cuba. At that time, 34 SAIs met for the 1st INTOSAI Congress in Cuba. At present INTOSAI has 192 Full Members and 5 Associated Members.
INTOSAI is an autonomous, independent and non-political organisation. It is a non-governmental organisation with special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.
The motto of INTOSAI «Experientia mutua omnibus prodest» (The mutual exchange of experience benefits all). The General Secretariat of INTOSAI is located in Vienna, Austria, at the Court of Audit of the Republic of Austria.
EUROSAI (European Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions) is one of the Regional Groups of the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI).
EUROSAI was established in 1990 with 30 members (the SAIs of 29 European States and the European Court of Auditors) to promote cooperation among its member SAIs, facilitate the exchange of information and documentation, research in the field of control of public finances and the unification of terminology in the field of state control. Now membership stands at 50 SAIs (the SAIs of 49 European States and the European Court of Auditors).
Bilateral international cooperation
In order to share experience and conduct joint audits State Control Committee of Belarus has signed bilateral cooperation agreements with supreme audit institutions of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Ukraine.
Participation in the activities of international organizations allows State Control Committee to be a full participant of the international audit community, provides awareness of the development and achievements of foreign SAIs, provides an opportunity to study, analyze and implement international experience in its activities, as well as inform about the work of Belarusian SAI. INTOSAI provides a platform for discussion about the issues of common concern, and allows to be aware of audit news, professional standards and best practices in the field of auditing. In the context of globalization it is difficult to overestimate the significance of the exchange of experience, information and personnel.