The upcoming G20 meetings presided over by India will have a significant focus on the realm of audit, according to Comptroller and Auditor General Girish Chandra Murmu. The audit sector is seen as a neutral sector free of the trappings of geopolitical strategic positioning, making it an ideal platform for promoting cooperation and common goals among member countries.
To this end, the preliminary G20 auditors’ summit was held in Guwahati from March 13–15. The summit was attended by top officials from the Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI) of the G20 countries, and discussions centered on priority issues of Blue Economy and Responsible Artificial Intelligence.
CAG Murmu expressed his satisfaction with the outcome of the summit, stating that “SA120 has been a model for success in encouraging cooperation and support among its member countries. As evidenced by their enthusiastic involvement and discussions, everyone’s cooperative spirit is still thriving.”
The final summit will take place in Goa in June, where auditors will continue their discussions on how best to promote cooperation and shared goals among member countries. The G20 auditors’ summit provides an important platform for promoting international cooperation and building consensus on critical issues, such as sustainability, economic growth, and responsible governance.