UNODC and EAG conducted a training workshop for Kazakh law enforcement and state agencies 

On 19-20 April, UNODC and the Eurasian Group on Combating Money-Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism (EAG) conducted a training workshop for the Financial Monitoring Agency, law enforcement, supervisory and other state agencies of the Republic of Kazakhstan to contribute to the country’s preparation for the second round of mutual assessment of the national Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) system. 

Mr. Aliaksandr Vadziany, UNODC AML/CFT Advisor, noted the importance of assisting the Republic of Kazakhstan in the implementation of practical AML/CFT measures. “Within the framework of the second round of mutual assessment, priority is given to ensuring the effectiveness of the AML/CFT system where much depends on the implementation of practical measures. In this regard, participation of practitioners in the workshop is essential since they will be directly involved in the implementation of AML/CFT measures in the country,” he said.  

Mr. Sergey Teterukov, EAG Executive Secretary, welcomed the fact that the event was organized with the participation of the Financial Monitoring Agency of Kazakhstan, the Federal Financial Monitoring Service of Russia, and UNODC. He thanked the Government of the People’s Republic of China for the support in organizing the workshop. Mr. Sergey Teterukov noted that the workshop aimed to strengthen the capacity of the country’s competent authorities on AML/CFT to conduct EAG mutual assessment.

During the workshop, Kazakh state officials who took part in the assessment were familiarized with the mutual assessment process, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) methodology and the specifics of providing information on technical compliance and efficiency.

Mr. Soat Rasulov, UNODC National Programme Officer, shared his experience in coordinating the activities between government agencies and the private sector during conducting a national risk assessment (NRA) in Uzbekistan. The expert paid particular attention to the issues of the impact of NRA on mutual assessment and the importance of communicating the results of NRA to the competent authorities and private sector.

The training course was conducted under UNODC Programme for Central Asia with the expert support of the Global Programme against Money-Laundering and with the financial support of the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Section of the U.S. Embassy in the Republic of Kazakhstan.


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