France, Strasburg, 7 November / Trend , corr. A.Maharramli /The work carried out by Azerbaijan to prevent 'dirty' money laundering and financing of terrorism will be discussed in Strasburg.
Te first meeting of the Council of Europe Expert Committee for estimation of money-laundering measures (MONEYVAL) and Azerbaijani Delegation will be held from 12 to 14 November, the Committee reported to Trend .
A delegation of employees from the Finance, Justice, Interior, National Security and Taxes Ministries, as well as National Bank, State Customs Committee and State Securities Committee will represent Azerbaijan at the meeting.
The Azerbaijani Parliament accepted the Law on struggle against 'dirty' money laundering and financing of terrorism at the first and second reading. .
MONEYVAL was established in 1997. The Council of Europe twenty-seven countries are the members of the committee including Azerbaijan. Organization works out reports on works, implemented on the joint estimation system. The first report on Azerbaijan was submitted to the organization at the meeting on 10 December 2003.
At the meeting, which is expected to be held before the plenary meeting of the Committee, the measures that Azerbaijan takes against 'dirty' money laundering and financing of terrorism are expected to be discussed. The further cooperation in this sphere with the Council of Europe including the possible cooperation of the Azerbaijani Government on the national and international level and to bring the legislation close to the European and international standards will be considered.
The report on joint estimation of measures that Azerbaijan takes to prevent 'dirty' money laundering will be submitted at the regular plenary meeting of MONEYVAL in Strasburg on 8-12 December.
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