DUSHANBE, August 8, Asia-Plus — The first meeting of a working group for elaboration of a draft strategy of the national program for combating corruption for 2008-2020 was held in Dushanbe on August 7. 

Qurbonali Mahmadov, the chief of staff of the Agency for State Financial Control and Combating Corruption, told Asia-Plus that the group members include representatives from anticorruption agency, president’s office, counternarcotics agency, customs service, prosecutor-general’s as well as experts from the center for strategic studies, totaling 21 persons.  “The anticorruption agency chief Sherali Salimov heads the group,” Mahmadov said.

According to him, the meeting discussed organizational issues and outlined priorities and main directions of the group’s work. 

The meeting participants, in particular, decided to call on the public, state and non-government organizations to take an active part in elaboration of the draft strategy and submit their proposals to the anticorruption agency.