A meeting of the Coordinating Council of Heads of Tax (Financial) Investigation Bodies of the CIS States Held in Minsk
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- On 11 August 2022, the XXI meeting of the Coordinating Council of Heads of Tax (Financial) Investigation Authorities of the CIS member states was held at the headquarters of the Commonwealth of Independent States. This was reported by the press service of the CIS Executive Committee.
The meeting was attended by representatives of tax and financial investigation bodies from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, as well as employees of the CIS Executive Committee headed by Deputy Chairman Beketjan Jumakhanov.
Addressing the members of the Coordinating Council, Beketjan Jumakhanov noted that the Commonwealth of Independent States since its foundation has been firmly and consistently implementing measures to strengthen stability and security. At the same time, the leading role in ensuring economic security in the CIS belongs to the Council of Heads of Tax (Financial) Investigation Bodies.
“The activities of the Council are dynamic, allowing you to quickly respond to offenses in the financial sector and manifestations of transnational economic crime. His work makes it possible to objectively assess the current operational situation in the economic sphere, improve the legal framework for cooperation, introduce modern forms of partnership into practice, and jointly counter international crime,” Beketjan Jumakhanov stressed.
The Deputy Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee drew the attention of the meeting participants to the fact that the situation in the world is constantly becoming more complicated and the corruption and economic component is gaining more and more weight in international crime and terrorism. The resources of the shadow economy are directed to fuel the activities of international terrorist organizations. And in such circumstances, it is extremely important to increase the level of coordination of cooperation between tax investigation bodies, improve analytical work, exchange of information and practical experience.
“We note with satisfaction that the agenda of the current meeting reflected the need to continue the activities of the working groups of experts of the Council on the most pressing issues of cooperation. The CIS Executive Committee also supports the Council's measures to improve the quality of professional training of personnel and the activities of basic organizations in the interests of financial investigation bodies.
I am convinced that agreed decisions will be made on all the issues discussed, which will be the next step towards the development of mutually beneficial cooperation, create a platform for the exchange of views and serve to further develop an interested dialogue,” concluded Beketjan Jumakhanov.
At the end of his speech, the Deputy Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee congratulated the employees and veterans of the financial police of the Republic of Belarus on the 30th anniversary of the founding of the service.
The meeting discussed the activities of the tax (financial) investigation bodies of the CIS countries to ensure the economic security of their countries, the implementation of international programs to combat crime.
The Chairman of the Coordinating Council of Heads of Tax (Financial) Investigation Bodies of the CIS Member States was elected. Igor Marshalov, Deputy Chairman of the State Control Committee of Belarus, Director of the Department of Financial Investigations, became the Deputy Chairman of the State Control Committee of Belarus, and the functions of the Secretariat of the Coordinating Council were transferred to the Department of Financial Investigations of the State Control Committee of Belarus.
The participants of the event also considered topical issues of combating tax crimes, countering the financing of extremism, economic and corruption crimes committed using the global Internet and digital means of payment, and exchanged experience in identifying new schemes for committing economic crimes.