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NAMLC meets UK delegation at FATF XXIII Plenary

posted on 26/06/2012: 1711 views


The National Anti-Money Laundering Committee's Delegation headed by Abdulrahim Mohamed Al Awadi, Executive Director, Head of Anti-Money Laundering '&' Suspicious Cases Unit (AMLSCU) at the Central Bank of the UAE, on a visit to Rome, Italy held a meeting on 19/06/2012 with the representatives of the UK delegation attending the 3rd Plenary meeting of FATF XXIII from 18/6/2012 to 22/06/2012 in Rome, Italy.

The Central Bank of the UAE said that the meeting was held as per the directives of the Governor of Central Bank of the UAE, Chairman of the National Anti-Money Laundering Committee (NAMLC) to enhance strategic relationship with friendly countries on matters of global concern, The meeting was held on the sidelines of the FATF XXIII Plenary in Ergife Palace Hotel in Rome, Italy and attended by members of the NAMLC Delegation representing Dubai Police General Headquarters, General Directorate of State Security in Dubai, State Security in Abu Dhabi and Federal Customs Authority.

At the above mentioned meeting the NAMLC Delegation highlighted the workshops and trainings conducted jointly with UK Authorities '&' Others on AML/CFT for all stakeholders, which reflected UAE's commitment to international cooperation on matters of global concern.

The two delegations then discussed the ways and means to enhance and consolidate further the excellent relationship that exists between UAE and the United Kingdom, especially in the area of combating money laundering, terrorist financing and related economic and financial crimes, as follows: - Enhancement of cooperation and coordination between the concerned authorities in the UAE and their counterparts in UK in the area of combating money laundering, terrorist financing and other related economic and financial crimes - Feedback on the level of cooperation between the Financial Intelligence Units of both the countries.

- Holding joint workshops for all stakeholders with regard to capacity building on AML/CFT including on the revised FATF Recommendations adopted in February 2012 and on other international instruments and related topics.

- Exchange of information on suspected illicit financial flows which may occur between United Arab Emirates '&' United Kingdom.

- Other relevant business. The above meeting reflected the determination of United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom to enhance and consolidate cooperation among themselves and with the international community on matters related to combating money laundering, terrorist financing and related economic and financial crimes as face to face exchange of views with friendly countries and agreeing on methods of cooperation is an important factor to encounter such crimes that are mostly of an international nature. – Emirates News Agency, WAM

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