Vietnam wants to establish a close relationship with China's national auditing sector, which will help further the comprehensive relation between the two countries.
Vietnamese Prime Minister Phan Van Khai made the remark while meeting with the visiting Auditor-General of China's National Audit Office, Li Jinhua, in Hanoi on Monday.
Khai said Vietnam hopes China will help the country in training its auditors, and the two countries will exchange auditing experiences frequently, because China is much experienced in auditing.
"We can annually exchange experiences and hold seminars on how to boost the auditing activity. For example, how to audit infrastructure construction works well, how to audit state spending on state agencies or large state-owned enterprises," he said.
During the talks, Li briefed Khai on the state auditing sector in China, saying top government leaders have attached great importance to the sector which has two main tasks: preventing losses of state assets and coordinating with the state inspection sector to fight against corruption.
The Chinese auditing delegation led by Li arrived in Vietnam last Friday and will leave the country on Tuesday.
(Xinhua News Agency November 4, 2003)