The Memorandum of Information Exchange between Kyrgyzstan and Latvia is signed

As part of the U.S. Government-funded Project “Support to the Kyrgyz Republic’s efforts in the field of identification, confiscation and recovering the illicitly-acquired assets emanating from corruption activities”, UNODC supported Kyrgyz partners in participating at the 29th Plenary Meeting of the Egmont Group. The event was held on 3-7 July in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Within the framework of the event held in the UAE, the State Financial Intelligence Service under the Ministry of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic (SFIS) signed a Memorandum of Information Exchange with the Financial Intelligence Unit of Latvia.

“The systematic exchange of information and strategic cooperation between financial intelligence agencies is vital in thwarting illicit financial activities that threaten the stability and security of our societies. Our collaboration with the Egmont Group has enabled us to tap into a global network of financial intelligence experts, which has further enhanced our capabilities and resources” said Mr. Chyngyz Kenenbayev, SFIS Deputy Chairman.

Being a part of the Egmont Group allows SFIS to connect and collaborate with fellow financial intelligence units from around the world, sharing information and insights that can help combat money laundering, terrorist financing, and other financial crimes.

“Together, joint efforts can address the evolving challenges of the financial landscape and safeguard the integrity of two countries financial systems”, concluded Mr. Kenenbayev.

SFIS remains committed to working with international partners and collaborating with the Egmont Group to enhance Kyrgyz financial intelligence capabilities and combat financial crimes.

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