Morocco, Portugal Sign MoU on Strengthening Partnership, Cooperation

A memorandum of understanding on the strengthening of partnership and cooperation was signed, Tuesday in Rabat, between the Courts of Accounts of Morocco and Portugal. Under this agreement, signed by the first president of the Court of Accounts of Morocco, Zineb El Adaoui, and the president of the Court of Accounts of the Portuguese Republic, Jose Tavares, the two parties intend to promote the exchange of experience and expertise in areas related to auditing, digital transformation and big data, as well as the strengthening of consultations and exchanges of views on issues related to jurisdictional responsibilities both bilaterally and regionally and internationally, said a statement by the Court of Accounts. Speaking on this occasion, the first president said that this agreement is a sustainable framework for exchanging knowledge and best practices to adopt an integrated control approach that ensures better complementarity between the different types of control both jurisdictional and non-jurisdictional, as well as the development of professional capacity and approaches to auditing and accountability, especially in aspects related to digital transformation and processing of complaints, for the benefit of citizens at the level of both countries. For his part, Tavares expressed hope to strengthen cooperation between the two institutions, highlighting the many similarities between the two systems. He called, in this sense, to develop cooperation in several areas, including mainly the financial accountability of public managers and the certification of state accounts. The two parties also agreed to make every effort to achieve effectively and sustainably the objectives of this memorandum of understanding in the service of the Supreme Audit of Public Finances at the level of the two countries, in particular the improvement of the performance of the public service, said the statement.