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Int'l anti-money laundering body satisfied over BD

Thereport24.com Correspondent, Dhaka:

A visiting delegation of Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG), an affiliation of Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering ((FATF), has expressed it satisfaction over the preventive steps taken by the government of Bangladesh to stop financing militancy and terrorism, sources concerned said.

Members of the delegation expressed their appreciation at a meeting with the national coordination committee to make policies and directive on anti-money laundering and combat financing of terrorism in the Secretariat on Sunday morning.

Speaking to journalists after the meeting, State Minister for Finance and Planning MA Mannan said “We briefed the delegation on present (anti-money laundering) measures and situations of Bangladesh and primarily they appreciated us.”

“They (the delegation) did not tell anything that they can fear on money laundering aspects here in Bangladesh. They know we lack of skill and capacity. But we have assured them we would fill up our lacking soon,” the minister added.

The APG delegation will now staying in the capital city on an 11-day visit.

FATF is an intergovernmental organization founded in 1989 on the initiative of the G7 to develop policies to combat money laundering. Its affiliation APG is an inter-governmental organisation founded in 1997 in Bangkok, Thailand, which is consists of 41 members including Bangladesh and a number of observers and international/regional observer organisations.

Ends/thereport24.com/HB/Oct 11, 2015