Advisor to the Minister of Justice and Public Administration Radomir Ilic pointed today to the importance of cooperation and coordination of activities of the competent state authorities in the fight against corruption, noting that they are a chain that needs to be well connected and unbreakable, and which must not have bad links.
Speaking at the first meeting of the Coordinating group for the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy and the Action Plan for the period from 2013 to 2018 held in the Palace of Serbia, Ilic said that the state authorities, which are required to implement a great number of measures and activities, need to be connected and made capable for that fight.
He explained that the Ministry of Justice and Public Administration will be responsible for the coordination of activities, and announced that it will organise a number of bilateral meetings with the carriers of the fight against corruption.
According to him, the monitoring of the implementation of the Strategy is specifically carried out by the Anti- Corruption Agency, while the role of the relevant ministry is to coordinate activities, given that it follows all activities related to the application of the Strategy.
Head of the Department for the Rule of Law at the OSCE Mission to Serbia Romana Schweiger and Advisor to the Minister of Justice and Public Administration Mirjana Mihajlovic pointed to the importance of coordination among state authorities in the fight against corruption.
Schweiger announced the support from the OSCE in that fight and underlined that cooperation and coordination are crucial for its success.