Kazakh and Uzbek representatives discuss bilateral co-operation in combating terrorism financing
Representatives of the two countries exchanged views on the perspectives of bilateral co-operation in addressing terrorist threats and combating money laundering, and shared best practices, the OSCE said in a press release.
“The OSCE attaches special attention to the promotion of bilateral, regional, and international co-operation in preventing and combating money laundering,” said Andrei Muntean, Senior Economic Adviser at the Office of the Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities (OCEEA) . “We organized this meeting to facilitate the dialogue between representatives of Kazakhstan and their counterparts from Uzbekistan on this issue.”
Irina Donciu from the OSCE’s Transnational Threats Department, said: “It is important to further enhance and strengthen sub-regional mechanisms for co-operation and exchange of information, and to address with all stakeholders the challenges posed by money laundering and financing of terrorism.”
The meeting was co-organized by the OCEEA, the OSCE Transnational Threats Department and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and was funded by the United States Department of State.