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OSCE advises Turkmens on fighting money laundering, terror financing



Conferees May 27 in Ashgabat participate in the opening of OSCE-organised consultations on fighting money laundering and terror financing. [OSCE]

ASHGABAT -- Officials from various Turkmen institutions and representatives of non-governmental entities in Ashgabat participated in a training from May 27-30 that focused on best practices to fight money laundering and terror financing.

The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) organised the training.

Participants came from the Finance and Economy Ministry, Financial Monitoring Department (FIU), the Central Bank, financial and non-financial institutions, the State Statistics Committee, and law enforcement and the military, as well as other relevant institutions and NGOs.

The training was part of the OSCE project on "Strengthening Adherence to Good Governance Principles".

"The consultations are part of the [OSCE] Centre's consistent work aimed at providing assistance to the government of Turkmenistan to implement international commitments in the area of anti-corruption and AML/CFT [anti-money laundering/countering financing of terrorism], and we are committed to continuing our partnership," said Natalya Drozd, head of the OSCE Centre in Ashgabat.

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