May 24, 2017 Network AML/CFT Institute Council was held

Published At May 23, 2017

An off-site meeting of the network AML/CFT Institute Council was held on May 24, 2017 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The Council meeting was chaired by Rosfinmonitoring Director Yu. Chikhanchin and co-chaired by Kyrgyzstan’s Deputy Minister of Education and Science and Assistant to the President of Tajikistan. The meeting was attended by Heads of EAG members’ delegations, rectors and senior teaching staff and scientists of 28 universities participating in the network AML/CFT Institute from Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and other countries.

A list of other participants also included representatives of Russia’s (the Russian Academy of Sciences was represented by the senior staff of P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute) and Kyrgyzstan’s (represented by members of the Bureau of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences) academic communities.

It’s the first time that the Council meeting was held outside the Russian Federation. The event was dedicated to strengthening international cooperation in AML/CFT education and science. Among the issues discussed by the Council participants were the on-going efforts to create a common AML/CFT educational environment in Eurasia; increasing the volume of joint AML/CFT research with international participation of national academies of sciences and leading scientific institutions, participants of the network AML/CFT Institute.

Participants not only shared experiences and achievements in personnel training, but also reiterated their commitment to EAG students training in the network AML/CFT Institute within the allocated quota. Participants also expressed their support for further training of the AML/CFT teaching staff at the Rosfinmonitoring Training and Methodology Centre.

The Council decided to establish 8 international working groups, made up of representatives of the universities of the network AML/CFT Institute, members of national academies of sciences specialized in AML/CFT matters and AML/CFT experts from national FIUs. The Council appointed Heads of the working groups from the staff of the network Institute’s participants. The Council members agreed to meet in October at the Sevastopol State University to draft regulations governing activities of the working groups and discuss future work plans. Participants thanked the staff of the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University and the Kyrgyz FIU for their help in preparing and holding the meeting of the network AML/CFT Institute Council.

The Council’s performance report was presented to EAG Plenary on May 25, 2017.

Network AML/CFT Institute was established in December 2013 with support from Russian Federal Financial Monitoring Service, Ministry of Education and Science and Federal Agencies for Scientific Organizations. It is a modern scientific and educational hub that unites over 30 universities, research and educational institutions of the Russian Federation, member countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States and Eurasian Group on Combating Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing. Its main objective is staff training for national AML/CFT systems within the comprehensive educational cycle: bachelor, master, specialist, PhD and further training programs.