Representatives of the Ministry of Finance and Economy of Turkmenistan took part in the 33rd plenary meeting of the Eurasian Group on Combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (EAG), held via a video conference format.
The online meeting gathered delegations from 9 EAG member states, namely Turkmenistan, Belarus, India, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, and representatives of a number of countries, international and regional organizations that have observer status in the structure.
The participants of the online meeting discussed further joint steps to address the goals and objectives set for the organization, and the results of the work of EAG member states to minimize the risks of money laundering and terrorist financing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The officials were also presented the reports of special working groups, whose meetings were held on November 9-12, and considered the EAG Work Plan 2021 and the schedule for the upcoming plenary meetings and other organizational issues.
As an associate member of the FATF, the Eurasian Group makes a significant contribution to reducing the threat of terrorism, ensuring transparency, reliability and security of national financial systems, and integrating the regional states in international efforts to combat money laundering and financing of terrorism.