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The MENAFATF 23rd Plenary Meeting to Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing was held in Doha, State of Qatar during April 26-28, 2016. and was chaired by the State of Qatar represented by H.E Sheikh Fahad bin Faisal Al Thani, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Qatar, Chairman of the National Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Committee and President of MENAFATF.
The Plenary Meeting was attended by a large number of AML/CFT experts from seventeen Arab States (Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain, Republic of Tunisia, People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Republic of Sudan, Republic of Iraq, Sultanate of Oman, State of Palestine, State of Qatar, State of Kuwait, Republic of Lebanon, State of Libya, Arab Republic of Egypt, Kingdom of Morocco and Islamic Republic of Mauritania); and by representatives of several countries and bodies that have observer status (Republic of France, United Kingdom, United States, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Financial Action Task Force (FATF), United Nations (UN), Egmont Group, Arab Monetary Fund and Eurasian Group).
During the three days preceding the Plenary Meeting, MENAFATF held the Mutual Evaluation Working Group (MEWG) and the Technical Assistance and Typologies Working Group (TATWG) meetings, the FIUs Forum and the National Risk Assessment (NRA) Committee meeting as well as other meetings.
The Plenary discussed important topics related to MENAFATF work and various activities and took a number of decisions in this regard.