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CARICC participation in Forum of the Eurasian Group on Combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism

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Eurasian AML/CFT Forum organized by the Secretariat of the Eurasian Group on Combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (EAG) was held in Issyk-Kul region of the Kyrgyz Republic on 4 - 5 September 2023 in a hybrid format, attended in an online format by Mr. Sh. Komilzoda, CARICC analyst.

Forum was organized by the EAG Secretariat in partnership with the State Financial Intelligence Service under the Ministry of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Forum was attended by leading experts in the field of AML/CFT of EAG member states, including representatives of law enforcement agencies, financial intelligence units of the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as representatives of EAG observer states, international and regional organizations and anti-terrorist structures.

The Eurasian Forum's objectives were to exchange expert opinion, experience and best practices on the latest developments in investigation of money laundering and terrorist financing cases.

Participants presented presentations and reports on financial investigations, in particular, methodology of seizure, freezing and confiscation of virtual assets obtained by criminal means or intended for terrorist financing, as well as practical aspects of countering crimes committed using information and communication technologies and virtual assets.

The event concluded with a discussion of new approaches and techniques in financial investigations and a discussion of draft recommendations on countering exploitation of virtual assets to finance terrorism.

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