His Excellency Sheikh Bandar bin Mohammed bin Saoud Al Thani, President of the State Audit Bureau and Chairman of the Executive Council of ARABOSAI, chaired the extraordinary meeting of the organization’s Executive Council, which was held today, Monday through video conference, to discuss the implications of the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic on the organization's work and means to ensure continuity of its activities and proposing an action plan to enhance the capabilities of member SAIs in dealing with the crisis and raising their performance under the current circumstances. Their Excellencies the heads of SAIs members of the Organization’s Executive Council participated in the meeting.
His Excellency Sheikh Bandar bin Muhammad bin Saud Al Thani, upon
inaugurating the Council’s work, stated that the Coronavirus current crisis is unprecedented in human history in terms of its extent and impact, and that the Arab organization, like other organizations, is not immune to the repercussions imposed by the crisis. He further pointed out that the call for the organization's Executive Council to convene in an extraordinary session comes within the framework of seeking to contain the effects of the crisis on the organization's activities and to crystallize perceptions to ensure that the organization continues its procession under such circumstances in order to enhance the capabilities of the Arab Supreme Audit Institutions and improve their performance.
The Council discussed a number of proposals related to enhancing SAIs contribution to addressing the repercussions of the current crisis and the ARABOSAI role in supporting and enhancing the same by adopting appropriate plans and programs. The meeting ended with a call to the Organization’s structures, including its committees and the general secretariat, to study the implications of the current situation on the Organization’s performance and develop an exceptional plan for the activities proposed to support member SAIs in their response to the repercussions of this pandemic.