Working Group meeting on the development of the National Strategy for Prevention and Fight against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing for the years 2019-2023

On January 17, 2019, the Office for Prevention and Fight against Money Laundering with the assistance of the Council of Europe and European Union Project “Controlling Corruption through Law Enforcement and Prevention” (CLEP) organized the Working Group meeting on the development of the National Strategy for Prevention and Fight against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing for 2019-2023 (AML/CFT Strategy).

The Working Group for the development of the AML/CFT Strategy for 2019-2023 consists of representatives of the Office for Prevention and Fight against Money Laundering, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, National Anticorruption Center, General Prosecutor’s Office, National Bank of Moldova, National Commission for Financial Markets, Ministry of Interior Affairs, Security and Intelligence Service, Customs Service, Ministry of Finance, Public Services Agency, State Tax Service, Ministry of Justice, National Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Information Technology, National Bureau of Statistics, State Chamber for Marking Supervision, Notary Chamber, Moldovan Bar Association and the Auditing Supervision Council.

The Office for Prevention and Fight against Money Laundering is the authority responsible for managing the drafting process of the AML/CFT Strategy and coordinating the activity of the Working Group, which is tasked to analyze the current situation in the field and make proposals to be included in the draft document of the AML/CFT Strategy.

The meeting was also attended by Mr. Igoris Krzeckovskis, EU Hight Level Advisor in the field of Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing, and Ms. Giulia Re, CLEP Project Manager.

Following the meeting, the participants agreed on the organization of sector-based meetings, which will contribute to a better understanding of the current situation in the field and will facilitate the development of qualitative proposals on the draft Strategy and Action Plan.

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