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The 22nd Egmont Group Plenary took place in Lima, Peru 1-6 June 2014 bringing together the Egmont member FIUs and observer organizations for in-depth discussions and training sessions in order to further the development of the international FIU network.
The Plenary was opened by the Prime Minister of Peru, who stressed the importance of, and highlighted Peru‟s efforts, in combating money laundering, associated predicated offences and terrorist financing. The Plenary was attended by almost 320 participants including 115 FIUs from jurisdictions and 15 international organizations.
The Asian Regional Group joint presidency of Qatar FIU and FIU India extended in the plenary. To strengthen the global network of AML/CFT regime and information sharing, Angola, Brunei Darussalam, Chad, Ghana, Jamaica, Namibia, Sint Maarten and Tanzania who were endorsed as new members of the Egmont Group during the meeting and the total number of unit became 146.
Moreover, bilateral cooperation agreements were signed between Egmont members at the margins of the plenary. The cooperation agreements reflect the increasing willingness for Egmont members to work together in the exchange of information, which will deliver practical and positive results in expanding and organizing the flow of intelligence information and enhancing the means of communications among FIUs.