Comptroller signs cooperation agreements with El Salvador, Guatemala
By John McPhaul
The Comptroller of Puerto Rico, Yesmin Valdivieso, announced that she signed a cooperation agreement in the areas of technical advice and training with the Comptroller General of Accounts of the Republic of Guatemala and another agreement with the president of the Court of Accounts of the Republic of El Salvador Roberto Antonio Anzora Quiroz.
“Both agreements are intended to promote technical cooperation in order to analyze issues related to superior control and audits,” said Valdivieso in a written statement.
The Comptroller’s Office, together with the signatory entities of Guatemala and El Salvador “commit ourselves to strengthen the development of external control activities, through projects and study programs, training and technical exchange,” said the comptroller.
In this regard, the Comptroller General of Accounts of the Republic of Guatemala Dr. Salazar Jerez indicated that “it is important to exchange experiences with other Supreme Audit Institutions in order to strengthen controls and prevent corruption.”
On the other hand, Anzora Quiroz said “it is of transcendental importance that the Supreme Audit Institutions strengthen our technical skills to carry out more timely and effective action in terms of proper use of resources.”
The agreement with Guatemala is valid for five years, while the agreement with El Salvador is valid for three years. Both agreements, signed in San Juan, will be available at www.ocpr.gov.pr.