Published At Nov 24, 2020
The VI Annual Scientific and Practical Conference of the International Network AML/CFT Institute (INI) named "AML/CFT System as a Safeguard of Global and National Security: Synthesis of Law, Economics and IT" took place on November 25-26, 2020.
The online forum brought together over five hundred participants from all member states of the Eurasian Group on Combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (EAG), representing universities and research institutes, financial intelligence units, law enforcement and supervisory authorities and the private sector.
At the opening ceremony, the conference moderator, Director of Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, corresponding member of RAS, N. Kolachevsky read out a welcome speech to the participants on behalf of A. Seryshev, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation.
The morning session of the conference began with a speech made by Yu. Chikhanchin, Director of the Federal Financial Monitoring Service, EAG Chairman, and Chairman of INI’s Council. The Head of the Financial Intelligence Unit of Russia highlighted topical issues related to threats and risks of money laundering and financing of terrorism in the modern world, and measures to counter them with the use of the scientific and educational capacity of Eurasian states.
Welcome speeches to the participants of the conference were delivered by Director of the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law, Deputy President of the Russian Academy of Sciences T. Khabrieva, Deputy Director of the People's Bank of China Mr. Bao Mingyu, Deputy Director of the FIU of India Mr. Arjun Pradhan, Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation M. Kotiukov, First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Financial Markets of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation I. Divinsky, Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation M. Bryukhanov, EAG Executive Secretary S. Teterukov.
During the plenary discussion, the main topic of the conference was discussed by Rector of the National Research Nuclear University "MEPhI" M. Strikhanov, Rector of the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia O. Yastrebov, Head of the Academy of the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Uzbekistan E. Kolenko, Director of the Training and Methodology Centre of the State Financial Intelligence Service under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic B. Alisherov, Director of the Central Economics and Mathematics Institute of RAS A. Bakhtizin, Director of the National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations of RAS F. Voitolovsky, Director of Lebedev Physical Institute N. Kolachevsky.
After that, the Forum continued in sectional mode.