July 28, 2016

Workshop on anti-money laundering and financing terrorism concludes

Workshop on anti-money laundering and financing terrorism concludes

Workshop on anti-money laundering and financing terrorism concludes

A two-day workshop on anti-money laundering and financing terrorism that has been conducted at Asmara Palace was concluded today, 27 July. The conference was organized in partnership with the Government of Eritrea and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).

At the closing event it was disclosed that the extensive discussions made as regards anti-money laundering and financing terrorism has been instrumental in creating mutual understanding between Eritrea and COMESA.

Issues related to the negative impacts of money laundering and financing terrorism and how such issues should be mitigated as well as the significance of establishing Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) as well as the creation and reinforcement of cooperation among COMESA state members were among the topics extensively discussed.

Extensive deliberations made as regards the establishment of FIU in Eritrea and areas of cooperation that should exist between Eritrea and COMESA were also among the agenda items of the workshop.

Various government institutions, attorney generals and nationals from different professions that have close association with the issues related to fighting money laundering and financing terrorism took part in the workshop.

Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has 19 member states.

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