Representative of IRIFIU Participated in 8th FIU to FIU Meeting among the Countries in West and Central Asia and Second Workshop on “International Cooperation in Asset Recovery and Confiscation of Illicit Assets Originating From Drug Production and Trafficking”
18-19 September 2013, Islamabad-Pakistan
Representative of Islamic Republic of Iran Financial Intelligence Unit (IRIFIU) participated in a two-day meeting on 18-19 September 2013 in Islamabad, Pakistan. This meeting included, the eighth Regional FIU to FIU Meeting among the Countries in West and Central Asia, the second regional workshop on “International Cooperation in Asset Recovery and Confiscation of Illicit Asset Originating from Drug Production and Trafficking”, and also the sixth triangular FIUs meeting among IRIFIU, FMU (Pakistan), and FINTRACA (Afghanistan).
This meeting was organized by Pakistan Financial Monitoring Unit (FMU) in collaboration with the United Nation Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) started on September 18th and attended by representatives of the FIU of member-states of the Regional Program for Afghanistan and neighboring countries (Islamic Republic of Iran, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan).
This Workshop was held with the aim of improving and expanding the knowledge of relevant experts and specialists in the field of Anti-Money Laundering/Combating Financing of Terrorism, and devoted to the discussion on the topic of Asset Recovery and Confiscation (UNCAC, Chapter V).
This meeting was a place where all the participants took this opportunity to express their views and exchange their opinions about mechanisms for recovery of property through international cooperation, confiscation of assets, return and disposal of assets, MLA and agreements to enhance the effectiveness of international cooperation, promoting ways and means of recovering proceeds of offences through Financial Intelligence Unit of each country.