KNAB should focus on outcome of cases involving a high risk of corruption - Rinkevics

  • 2023-12-12
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The focus of the Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB) should be on the outcome of cases involving a high risk of corruption, President of Latvia Edgars Rinkevics stressed.

As the President's advisor Martins Dregeris informed LETA, Rinkevics visited the KNAB on Tuesday, where he met with the head of the bureau Jekabs Straume and staff, familiarized himself with the organization of the KNAB's work and discussed current matters.

The President noted that the security situation in the world once again reminds how important joint work on the fight against corruption is for Latvia's security. In Rinkevics' opinion, active work should be continued in order to increase intolerance to corruption in the public and private sectors. The President thanked the staff of the KNAB for actively addressing the corruption risks posed by technology.

During the meeting, KNAB representatives also informed about the areas of corruption risk that are receiving increased attention. During the visit, the President also discussed the risks of using artificial intelligence in election campaigning.

During his visit, Rinkevics commemorated International Anti-Corruption Day and the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, which also established the commemoration of the day on December 9.