Mongolia declares 2023 as "Year of Anti-Corruption"-Xinhua

Mongolia declares 2023 as "Year of Anti-Corruption"

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2023-02-08 22:49:30

ULAN BATOR, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- The Mongolian government on Wednesday announced that the year 2023 is the "Year of Fighting against Corruption."

Mongolian Prime Minister Luvsannamsrai Oyun-Erdene ordered all relevant officials to ensure the implementation of anti-corruption measures and provide all-round support in the fight against corruption.

The move aims to shine a light on the shadow economy in order to expand the country's gross domestic product (GDP), Khishgee Nyambaatar, minister of justice and internal affairs of Mongolia, briefed media after a regular government meeting.

Within the framework of the anti-corruption year, the country is expected to take various measures, including passing a law to protect whistle-blowers.

In addition, under the framework of relevant international agreements and Mongolian laws, the country will repatriate corrupt fugitives and punish them, and uncover and return illegal funds hidden in offshore areas and foreign countries.

It is estimated that if these anti-corruption measures succeed, the country's GDP per capita could exceed 5,000 U.S. dollars for the first time.