Ambassador Lu Meets with HIDAACI Chief Inspector

Ambassador Lu met today with the Chief Inspector for the High Inspectorate for the Declaration and Audit of Assets and Conflicts of Interest (HIDAACI), Mr. Shkëlqim Ganaj.  The Declaration of Assets process is one of the most powerful tools to detect and to deter corrupt and criminal behavior in public officials.

The United States strongly supports HIDAACI’s mission and expects that when HIDAACI makes criminal referrals, prosecutors and courts take those referrals seriously, even if they involve members of parliament, judges, prosecutors, or other high officials.  This institution has a key role to play in the fight against corruption –  a fight which is essential for Albania’s European integration and its democratic development.