Uzbekistan, Belarus to fight money laundering
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Dec.1 / Trend, D.Azizov /
Uzbekistan and Belarus have signed an agreement on cooperation in fighting money laundering and terrorism financing, a source in governmental circles told Trend on Thursday.
The agreement was signed by Belarusian State Control Committee Financing Monitoring Department Director Alexander Maximenko and Department on Combating Tax, Currency Crimes and Legalization of Criminal Proceeds at the Uzbek Prosecutor General's Office Acting Chief Bakhodyr Zilyayev.
The document was signed within the plenary session of the Eurasian Group on Combating Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing (EAG) in Chinese Xiamen.
As it was reported earlier, Uzbek parliament adopted a law on "Fighting legalization of proceeds from criminal activity and terrorism financing" in August 2004. The law came into force on Jan.1, 2006. The Uzbek Senate amended the law in March 2008 thereby toughening the control.