OSCE consulting Turkmenistan on anti-corruption policy
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Oct. 8
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
Representatives from Turkmenistan’s financial institutions and law-enforcement bodies concluded in Bucharest (Romania) a study visit, organized by the OSCE Centre in Ashgabat, focused on mechanisms to counter corruption and money laundering.
The delegation visited the country’s National Anti-Corruption Directorate, Justice Ministry and General Prosecutor’s Office. They learnt about the objectives and functions of the National Anti-Corruption Directorate and activities of its Technical Service.
Discussions focused on the implementation of international anti-corruption and anti-money laundering documents and membership in the Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism. Special emphasis was put on the development of the national anti-corruption strategy and importance of the international and interstate co-operation in this area.
“The OSCE attaches special importance to efforts to combat corruption, money laundering and terrorist financing, as good governance is essential for strengthening security and achieving sustainable development,” noted Ambassador Natalya Drozd, head of the OSCE Centre in Ashgabat. “The OSCE Centre in Ashgabat organized this study visit to facilitate the dialogue between the representatives of Turkmenistan and their Romanian counterparts on effective good governance practices.”
Representatives from the Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice provided a comprehensive overview of Romania’s national anti-corruption and anti-money laundering system and discussed with the delegation cases related to good governance practices.
The delegation included five representatives from Turkmenistan’s government institutions, including officials from the Financial Monitoring Department of the Finance Ministry, Ministry of Economy and Development of Turkmenistan, the General Prosecutor’s Office and Interior and National Security Ministries.
The study visit was supported by the Romanian Embassy in Turkmenistan as part of the Centre’s project aimed at supporting the efforts of the Turkmen government in strengthening its good governance practices.