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The role of law enforcement and supervisory authorities in the fight against money laundering was discussed in Ashgabat


The tasks and functions of law enforcement and supervisory authorities in the field of combating money laundering and the financing of terrorism (ASAP) were considered during an online seminar, organized by the OSCE Center in Ashgabat, reported the press service of the organization.

Representatives of the Ministry of Finance and Economy of Turkmenistan and the Financial Monitoring Service, the Supreme Court, the Prosecutor General’s Office, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of defense, and also law enforcement agencies and other government agencies participated the meeting.

The priority steps for the implementation of the ASAP by both law enforcement and supervisory authorities were considered in detail during the seminar. The best practices of the OSCE in preparation for the Eurasian Group (EAG) mutual evaluation process, which is expected in the summer of 2022 were presented.

“We firmly believe that this event will facilitate the exchange of expertise between law enforcement and supervisory authorities and will contribute to strengthening their cooperation, which is essential for the effective conduct of mutual evaluation of the EAG”, said John MacGregor, Head of the OSCE Center in Ashgabat.

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