Russian-Syrian-Iraqi-Iranian Meeting on Cooperation in Fighting Financing of Terrorism

4 February، 2016
Moscow, SANA

Heads of the financial intelligence services of Russia, Iraq, Iran and Syria discussed strengthening cooperation in fighting against financing of terrorism.

The meeting, which was held in Moscow on Wednesday, discussed means to develop a common approach to fight against financing the ISIS terrorist organization.

The participants agreed on a joint work plan and a number of serious steps to curb terrorism financing activities of ISIS.

Governor of the Central Bank of Syria (CBS) Adib Mayyaleh, Head of Anti-money Laundering and Anti-terrorism Financing Commission expressed thanks to Russia’s Financial Monitoring Service (Rosfinmonitoring) for inviting the Syrian side to the meeting.

He described the meeting as “important” in light of the presence of many countries that are involved in funding terrorist organizations.
“There is plenty of evidence on that as these countries are working hard to prevent any real international effort to fight against financing of terrorism,” said Mayyaleh.

He affirmed that the Commission is always ready for continued cooperation and constructive dialogue with the parties concerned in fighting terrorism.

At the end of the meeting, a bilateral agreement on exchange of information was signed between the Anti-money Laundering and Anti-terrorism Financing Commission and the Russian Financial Monitoring Service (Rosfinmonitoring).

The agreement will see cooperation in the exchange and analysis of information about monetary and other assets-related operations suspected to be linked to money laundering and financing of terrorism or other related criminal activities.

It also provides for exchanging information on individuals involved in such operations.

H. Said