Syrian-Russian talks to develop cooperation in combating financing of terrorism

Moscow, SANA- Governor of the Central Bank of Syria (CBS) Adib Mayyaleh, Head of Anti-money Laundering and Anti-terrorism Financing Commission discussed on Monday with Director of the Federal Financial Monitoring Service Yuri Chikhanchin
means to enhance cooperation between the financial investigation units in Syria and Russia and the issues of combating financing of terrorism.

During a meeting in Moscow, the two sides discussed the mechanisms to develop urgent and comprehensive measures to combat the financing of ISIS and other terrorist organizations which would enhance Syria’s role in the international efforts
to combat money laundering and terrorism financing.

The Russian Financial Investigation Unit expressed its readiness to offer the technical and training support to Anti-money Laundering and Anti-terrorism Financing Commission.

This meeting comes within the framework of international efforts to combat the financing of ISIS and other terrorist organizations.

On February, heads of the financial intelligence services of Russia, Iraq, Iran and Syria discussed strengthening cooperation in fighting the financing of terrorism in which a bilateral agreement on exchanging information was signed between the Syrian Anti-money Laundering and Anti-terrorism Financing Commission and the Russian
Financial Monitoring Service (Rosfinmonitoring).

Manar al-Frieh/Manal

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