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In order to improve international cooperation for AML/CFT issues, IRIFIU intended to enhance international cooperation and interaction with other FIUs and international counterparts through variety of bilateral or multilateral MOUs or engagements with a focus on exchanging financial information with other FIUs and response to requests for information from FIUs and it has no restriction on this regard. At the end of this fiscal year, signing MOU with more than 20 FIUs is under negotiation and correspondences have been sent to various countries for concluding MOU with them.
·         International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  1. Active participation in two workshops held by this Fund in Austria in the years of 2008 and 2009.
  2. Precise survey of the two IMF sent reports and sending (in the track of visiting Iran in October 2008 & June 2010).
  3. Submission of the latest information to the Iran delegation in International Money Fund by providing translation of all related regulations, the latest implemented measures.
  4. Set an agreement to have a mutual assistance program between authorities.
  5. Set an agreement to have the assessment of I.R of Iran AML/CFT regime by Fund in 2012.
  6. Having a joint meeting with IMF delegations and holding discussions on the Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism framework, at the Central Bank of Iran (Feb2014).
·         Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
  1. Sending technical reports to FATF president.
  2.  Active relationships with the FATF executive secretariat.
  3. Requesting to be an observer member of Eurasian Group (EAG) to be an observer member to this group.
  4. Technical responses to the ICRG Review on Iran.
 
·         United Nation Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC)
  1. Having constructive and effective relationships with its Tehran Representative and Headquarter from October 2008 in the sphere of technical assistance (Sp. Establishment of AML/CBT center in September 2009).
  2. Active participation in 12 local conferences and workshops held by this office in Iran in the period of 2008-2012.
 
  1. Final joint to the international United Nation Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), and ratified it in Feb, 2009 and participation in related meetings, complete checklist and other parts related to Anti-Money Laundering issues.
 
  1. Participating in the periodical meeting of UNODC with CIS countries in Kazakhstan in July and August 2010, Jul 2011, Feb 2012, and May 2012.
 
  1. Taking part in the joint meeting between this office and the judicial authorities of neighboring countries-Afghanistan and Pakistan-in Dec 2010, Tehran.
 
  1. Participating in the UNODC workshop in Astana Kazakhstan (Jul 2011).
 
  1. Active co-operation in the ongoing projects (Sp. FIU to FIU Program 2011-2014) of this office in AML/CFT sphere.
 
  1. Holding a meeting with UNODC experts and representatives of local designated persons concerning Self-Assessment Questionnaire (Jan 2012)
 
  1. Participating in the UNODC workshops in Tajikistan (Jan 2012).  
  2. Making Donation to the current program (subprogram 2) in the field of AML/CFT.
  3. Holding Common Meeting with Senior Program Coordinator of UNODC Regional Program for Afghanistan and Neighboring Countries in Aug, 2013.
  4. Reply to Paris Pact Questionnaire (Financial Flows Linked to the Illicit Production and Trafficking of Afghan Opiates) in Dec, 2013.
 
·         EGMONT GROUP
  1. Evaluation of joining procedure to this group and preparation of the required documents and papers (Laws, Regulations, Measures, etc.).
  2. Sending a specialist board to Armenia as the 1st sponsor of the Islamic Republic of Iran Financial Intelligent Unit (IRIFIU) in joining to EGMONT GROUP and commencing the process with special timetable for the membership in this group as well as signature of MOU.
  3. Counseling with Ukraine FIU as the 2nd sponsor of Iran for MOU signature and implementation of the second phase of joint procedure to this group.
  4. Reply to Armenia questionnaire for joining Egmont Group.
·         Bilateral and multilateral multi-lateral interactions with other countries
 
1.      Holding the official inauguration ceremony of the High Council Secretariat and IRIFIU laundering on the 7th of February 2010 with the presence of the ambassadors and delegates of 34 foreign countries and other local authorities.
 
2.      Participating in the joint meeting in Vienna with the subject of training for FIU experts on Analysis and IT international cooperation (Feb 2010).
 
3.      Signature of MOU between IRIFIU and Armenia (May 2010), Brazil (January 2011), Slovenia (June 2011), Ecuador (Aug 2011), Tajikistan (May 2012) , Pakistan (May 2014)
 
4.       Holding the common meeting of the esteemed minister of Economic Affairs and Finance with the delegates and ambassadors of over 30 MDG countries in Tehran with the subject of the description of our country AML/CFT achievements on the 1st of June 2010.
 
5.      Holding common meetings with the delegates of the Afghanistan, Pakistan and CIS countries including: Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, and Kyrgyzstan to discuss about cooperation on AML/CFT (5 times: July 2010, January 2011, July 2011, February 2012, and July 2013).
 
6.      Final agreement to sign MOU with Russia, Norway, Thailand, Kazakhstan FIUs.
 
7.      Holding triangular coordination meetings among the Islamic Republic of Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan FIUs (7 times), to negotiate and sign MOUs on AML/CFT sphere.
 
8.      Participating in the workshop meeting under FIU to FIU program in Kazakhstan.
 
9.      Negotiation and sending proposed MOU to the competent authorities of Italy, Austria, Belgium, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Bangladesh, Venezuela, China.
 
10.Propose multilateral agreement among ECO countries on AML/CFT sphere.