Representatives of the Financial Monitoring Committee participated in the 26th Plenary Meeting and the meetings of the EAG working groups from 22 to 26 May 2017 in Bishkek (Kyrgyz Republic).
The delegations of the EAG member states took part in the events: Belarus, India, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, as well as representatives of states and organizations of observers in the EAG: Armenia, Iran, Italy, Korea, Mongolia, Poland, Serbia, USA, Turkey, France, Montenegro, FATF, ATG, MENAFATF, Egmont Group, CIS Antiterrorist Center (CIS ATC), Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), Eurasian Development Bank (EDB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee (UN CTC), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (represented by the Regional Antiterrorist Structure of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (RATS SCO).
The most important issues of the Plenary Week are:
The plenary session considered issues related to the activities of the IGIL terrorist organization and calls on the member states to intensify their efforts in the fight against its financing, as well as to the effective implementation of the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions.
The first round of mutual assessments has now been completed, all EAG member states have been removed from monitoring procedures and preparations are under way for the second round (in accordance with the approved timetable and procedures).
Kazakhstan, along with other EAG member states, provides information on ongoing work to improve legislation and prepare for a national risk assessment in preparation for the second round of assessments.
In preparation for the 2nd round of mutual assessments, the EAG will continue to conduct review seminars on best practices for the implementation of international standards in the field of countering money laundering and terrorist financing, as well as financing the spread
A roundtable was held to exchange best practices, typologies and experience in automating analytical work.
It was decided to begin work on the following research topics: "Money laundering through insurance companies", "Identification of persons assisting terrorist organizations by buying tickets for terrorist fighters" and take part in the project "Professional networks for laundering of criminal proceeds", conducted at the FATF site.
The next 27th Plenary meeting of the EAG will be held in November 2017 in Moscow, Russian Federation.
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