Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Nov. 19
By Huseyn Hasanov– Trend:
The delegation of Turkmenistan took part in the forum of the Eurasian Group on Combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (EAG) held in Minsk Nov. 12-16, the Belarusian Embassy in Turkmenistan said in a message.
A representative delegation of heads of financial monitoring departments of the Ministry of Finance, as well as banks and insurance companies of Turkmenistan, left for Minsk. The event involved more than 250 experts from EAG member states: Belarus, Russia, China, India, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
The delegates discussed issues of international cooperation in the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorist activities, harmonization of national legislation in this area and personnel training. Belarus hosted such a forum for the second time. The previous EAG plenary week was held in Minsk in 2013.
“The visit of the Turkmen delegation, organized with the interaction of the embassy with the State Control Committee of Belarus, will contribute to the consolidation of international efforts to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorist activities, as well as to further strengthening of the Belarusian-Turkmen cooperation in this area,” the message said.
Turkmenistan joined the EAG in 2010 as its full member. Ashgabat is regularly visited by delegations of the International Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF).