Kazakh security officials learn how to counter terror financing


BURABAY, Kazakhstan -- Kazakh security personnel from Nur-Sultan and from Akmola, Aktobe and Karaganda provinces participated in a five-day training course on countering terror financing June 11-15 in Burabay, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) said in a statement Monday (June 17).

The OSCE Transnational Threats Department organised the training in co-operation with the OSCE Programme Office in Nur-Sultan and with the United Nations (UN) Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)'s Global Programme against Money Laundering and in partnership with the Eurasian Group on Combating Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism (EAG).

Germany provided financial support for the course as part of a comprehensive multi-annual capacity-building programme to support national efforts to counter terror financing in Central Asia.

The training course sought to strengthen Kazakhstan's compliance with international standards.

Sixteen analysts and practitioners from the Committee for Financial Monitoring, the Interior Ministry, the Counter Terrorism Centre of the National Security Committee, the Academy of Law Enforcement Agencies under the Prosecutor General's Office, and the State Revenues Committee attended the training.

The seminar emphasised the key role of inter-agency co-operation in investigating and disrupting terror financing. More than half of the course was devoted to practical work on exercises highlighting specific instruments and techniques.

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