Kazakh and Uzbek representatives discuss bilateral co-operation in combating terrorism financing

Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- Representatives of financial intelligence agencies from Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan today in Chisinau concluded a two-day expert meeting led by the OSCE on enhancing bilateral co-operation in combating the financing of terrorism and money laundering.

Representatives of the two countries exchanged views on the perspectives of bilateral co-operation in addressing terrorist threats and combating money laundering, and shared best practices, the OSCE said in a press release.

“The OSCE attaches special attention to the promotion of bilateral, regional, and international co-operation in preventing and combating money laundering,” said Andrei Muntean, Senior Economic Adviser at the Office of the Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities (OCEEA) . “We organized this meeting to facilitate the dialogue between representatives of Kazakhstan and their counterparts from Uzbekistan on this issue.”

Irina Donciu from the OSCE’s Transnational Threats Department, said: “It is important to further enhance and strengthen sub-regional mechanisms for co-operation and exchange of information, and to address with all stakeholders the challenges posed by money laundering and financing of terrorism.”

The meeting was co-organized by the OCEEA, the OSCE Transnational Threats Department and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and was funded by the United States Department of State.

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