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The MENAFATF held its 18th plenary meeting in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain from 26 to 28 November 2013. The meeting was chaired by the Republic of Sudan, represented by H.E. Mr. Isameddine Abdul Gadir Al Zain, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Justice and President of the Administrative Committee for combating ML/TF crimes in Sudan.
A large number of AML/CFT experts participated in the Plenary meeting, representing MENAFATF member countries (Qatar, Jordan, UAE, Bahrain, Tunisia, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Iraq, Oman, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Egypt, Morocco, Mauritania and Yemen), in addition to observer countries and organizations (Palestine, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Financial Action Task Force, Arab Monetary Fund, Eurasian Group, the United Nations and Asia Pacific Group).
A set of important topics related to a series of issues on MENAFATF work and activities were discussed during the sessions of the plenary meeting.