Iranian ambassador visits Corruption Eradication Commission

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Iranian ambassador to Indonesia Valiollah Mohammadi and several Iranian parliamentary officials visited The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Wednesday to improve cooperation in combating corruption.

"Today, KPK leaders meet with the Iranian ambassador to Indonesia and Iranian parliamentary officials," KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah said here on Wednesday.

Furthermore, he said that international cooperation was needed to eradicate corruption.

The KPK has made a number of cooperation agreements with Iran such as a memorandum of understanding with General Inspection Organization (GIO) of Iran in 2007.

The cooperation between Indonesia and Iran was also conducted in United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) forum and Conference of Internal Supervisory Agency in 2009.

He expected that both countries could share experiences and best practice programs regarding corruption eradication.

"Through Anticoruption Learning Center, the KPK will increase its trainings," he said.

President Joko Widodo earlier said that the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) must continue to be strong because extraordinary efforts are needed to fight corruption in the country.

Indonesia needs strong and independent KPK in the fight against corruption, the president said.

Source: ANTARA News

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