April 10-14, 2017 Training for the Interagency Delegation of the Republic of Tajikistan

Published At Apr 13, 2017

On April 10-14, 2017 in the International Training and Methodology Centre for Financial Monitoring, Moscow, a training for the interagency delegation of the Republic of Tajikistan was held. The event was part of preparation for the second round of FATF mutual evaluations.

The workshop was attended by the Director of Financial Monitoring Department at the National Bank of Tajikistan, Farhod Bilolov, and representatives of the Prosecutor General’s Office, Supreme Court, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, law enforcement agencies, Customs service and other agencies.

Participants attended lectures from leading Russian AML/CTF experts on such topics as:

  • ƒExperience in preparing for FATF and EAG mutual evaluation.
  • ƒInternational standards for combating money laundering, financing of terrorism and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Implementation into the national AML/CTF framework.
  • ƒInternational AML/CTF standards for supervisors.
  • ƒImplementation of UNSC targeted financial sanctions related to the identification, freezing and blocking of assets of persons involved in terrorist or extremist activities.
  • ƒUse of electronic payment systems to purchase drugs. Use of cryptocurrencies and electronic payment systems for drug trafficking.

Summing up the training outcomes, participants highlighted importance of such meetings for more effective fight against money laundering and terrorist financing, as well as for easier experience sharing and better understanding of key AML/CTF issues.

The training week ended with a meeting of the EAG Chairman and Director of Federal Financial Monitoring Service, Yury Chikhanchin, and members of the Tajik delegation. Rosfinmonitoring Director shared his vision of the existing international ML/TF threats and risks, and outlined the most relevant areas of cooperation between the countries’ FIUs.