COMBATING MONEY LAUNDERING IS IN THE FOCUS ON MULTILATERAL MEETING
Representatives of the Ministry of Finances and Economy have taken part in the 33rd plenary session of The Eurasian group on combating money laundering and financing of terrorism (EAG) held in video conference format.
Multilateral meeting has been held with participation of delegations of 9 country members of the EAG – Turkmenistan, Belarus, India, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, as well as representatives of number of countries, international and regional organizations, which have a status of observers in the structure.
Following the principles of international law, our country has joined number of Conventions, Agreements and Programs of the UN in the sphere of combating organized crime and terrorism and actively works in this direction with other state and big associations including with the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF), EAG and Egmont Group.
Being an associated member of the FATF, the Eurasian Group makes significant contribution to reduction of risk of terrorism, provision of transparency, reliability and security of national financial systems as well as involvement of the states of the region to international work for combating money laundering and financing of terrorism.
The participants of current online session have discussed further joint measures for solution of objectives and goals of the organization as well as outcomes of work of the EAG state members for minimization of risks of money laundering and financing of terrorism caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The reports of special working groups, each session were held on November 9 – 12, have been presented, Action plan of the EAG in 2021, schedule of coming plenary sessions and other organizational issues have been reviewed at the session.