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A delegation from the National Anti Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Committee, chaired by H.E Sheikh Ahmed Bin Eid Al Thani, Head of Qatar Financial Information Unit, participated in the GCC-EU Joint Workshop on “Implementing Policies for Combating Terrorist Financing” which was held on 22-23/11/2011 in Warsaw, Poland.
The Workshop was attended by government representatives and specialists from the GCC Countries and the European Union, along with a number of observers from relevant international organizations.
The Workshop tackled the changing nature of the terrorist financiers’ activities, the legislative developments and the social background of the phenomena of terrorist financing. It also highlighted the recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), in particular those related to international cooperation, electronic transfers and remittance services, cash couriers & bearer negotiable instruments, and the Implementation of UN sanction regime USCRs 1267, 1988 and 1989.
Various areas of mutual interests and concern were also discussed in order to enhance the relations between the GCC and the European Countries.