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Tehran hosts Second Regional Anti-Money Laundering Computer Based Training (AML/CBT) & Fifth Regional FIU to FIU Meeting


Tehran hosts Second Regional Anti-Money Laundering Computer Based Training (AML/CBT) & Fifth Regional FIU to FIU Meeting

The Fifth Regional FIU to FIU Meeting and Second Regional Computer Based Training on Anti-Money Laundering (AML/CBT) was held on 18-21 November 2012 in the Islamic Republic of Iran Financial Intelligence Unit (IRIFIU) in cooperation with United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC), 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 provide recommendations on the organization and conduction of other trainings at regional level.

The four-day event started on November 18th and was attended by experts from different regional states including, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan.

Speaking at the opening sessions, Director General of the Financial Intelligence Unit in the I.R. of Iran, Mr.Ahmadabadi stated that the CBT training is in compliance with AML international standard, and we are happy to have been establishing such training tool with the assistance of UNODC with the purpose to improve tackling money laundering and terrorism financing. He emphasized the importance of regional cooperation in the area of AML/CFT, also mentioned that, this training will contribute to enhancing the State capacities to prevent, identify and investigate money laundering cases at their internal level.

The regional CBT was followed by the Fifth Regional "FIU to FIU meeting" with the purpose to promote international/regional cooperation in combating ML/TF, update the Regional/Bilateral Anti-Money Laundering/Countering Financing of Terrorism MOUs, establish a regional AML Network of Regional AML group of experts, and facilitate the exchange of information among FIUs in West and Central Asia. This meeting was a place where all the participants took this opportunity to express their views and exchanges their opinions about AML/CFT matters and to share some cases related to money laundering. Participants agreed that initiative was very positive and the training should be expanded and replicated in the future for other regional AML/CFT experts.

The Cooperation Adviser of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for Afghanistan and Neighboring Countries, Mr.Saryazdi, and Director General of the Financial Intelligence Unit in the I.R. of Iran, congratulated participants and gave the certificates during the concluding session jointly organized by the two organizations on Wednesday, 21 November.


 
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