Tashkent discusses counteraction to terrorism financing
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, May 19
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
The Eurasian Group on Combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (EAG) will hold the 22nd plenary meeting in Tashkent on May 21, a representative of Uzbekistan's financial circles told Trend.
The meetings of the five EAG working groups are being held in Tashkent, the representative said.
The mutual evaluation and legal issues of combating terrorism financing, technical assistance, and other issues are being discussed there.
The agenda of the plenary session includes the issues of increasing the efficiency of the EAG activity, in particular, the measures of improving the national systems for combating money laundering and terrorism financing.
Moreover, the expansion of cooperation with the regional countries and the international specialized organizations will be discussed.
The representatives of the EAG member-states, namely, Uzbekistan, Belarus, India, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, the observer organizations of the group on the financial measures to combat money laundering of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the CIS Anti-Terrorism Center, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), as well as the experts from Italy, Poland, USA, France and Montenegro will attend the plenary session.
EAG was established at the founding conference in Moscow with the participation of the six founding countries, namely, Belarus, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan in October 2004.
Earlier, Uzbekistan had an observer status. It joined the EAG in 2005.
The department for combating tax, currency crimes and legalization of criminal income under the Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic is the specially authorized state body of Uzbekistan dealing with the implementation of the EAG agreement.
Turkmenistan and India became the EAG member-states in 2010. Earlier, they were the observers of the group.