For the first time, the representatives of the Republic of Belarus participated in the Meeting of the Russian Interagency Commission on Combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT Commission) held on March, 23. Based on an initiative of Yury Chikhanchin, the Head of Rosfinmonitoring, it was supported by Oleg Markov, the EAG Chairman.
March 9, Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Counteracting Legalization (Laundering) of Ill-gotten Proceeds and Terrorist Financing, adopted on August 28, 2009, came into force.
One of the key issues of the Plenary agenda was finalizing report to the G20 on non-cooperative and/or high risk jurisdictions which the FATF has been working on since February 2009. This initiative is aimed at ensuring security and stability of the international economic system by broader compliance of countries with the AML/CFT standards, particularly FATF 40+9 Recommendations.
On January 28 the EAG Chairman, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation Mr. Oleg Markov and Director of the Federal Drug Control Service, Chairman of the Coordinating council of the heads of the competent authorities on combating drug trafficking (CCACD) of the member states of the Collective security treaty organization (CSTO) Mr. Viktor Ivanov signed a Memorandum of understanding between the EAG and the CCACD CSTO.
A Financial Intelligence Unit was created under the Turkmenistani Ministry of Finance. Its activities will be aimed at combating money laundering in the framework of the national AML/CFT legislation.
December 7-9, 2009 the EAG Working Group meetings and 11th EAG Plenary were held in Guilin, China.
On December 7 the EAG Working Groups on Mutual Evaluation and Legal Issues (WGEL), Typologies (WGTYP), Technical Assistance (WGTA) and Ad hoc Working group on operational guidance on the implementation of FATF Recommendations in EAG member states, met in Guilin (China) in order to discuss the following issues
The Plenary meeting will be chaired by the EAG Chairman, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation Mr. Oleg Markov.