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APG supports Vietnam's fight against money laundering and terrorist financing

Update: February, 07/2012 - 17:14

Hà Nội --The Asia-Pacific Group will support Viet Nam in preventing monetary laundering and combating the financing of terrorism, the Banking Inspectorate and Supervision Department of the State Bank of Viet Nam said today (Feb7).

The APG delegation acknowledged Vietnam's efforts in criminalising these two acts. At the meeting, the cooperation with the International Co-operation Review Group (ICRG) was also discussed.

The APG delegation reviewed, evaluated and offered suggestions for the implementation of core actions in the national plan. The APG recommended that Viet Nam block or freeze funds channeling money for terrorist activities, promote international cooperation, and re-considering extradition issues from the Palermo convention, a United Nations convention against transnational organized crime.

The APG delegation also pledged technical assistance for Viet Nam by seeking donors for the country in these two areas.

The high-level APG delegation also met representatives from Viet Nam's Government Office, Foreign Ministry, Finance Ministry and Justice Ministry to get a better understanding on how these systems have been operating in Viet Nam.--VNS

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