Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ,speaks at a meeting in Hà Nội to discuss activities serving the Asia-Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG)’s upcoming mutual evaluation of Vietnam’s mechanism to fight money laundering and terrorist financing. VNA/VNS Photo Dương Giang
HÀ NỘI — The Anti-Money Laundering Steering Committee convened a meeting in Hà Nội yesterday to discuss activities serving the Asia-Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG)’s upcoming mutual evaluation of Viet Nam’s mechanism to fight money laundering and terrorist financing.
Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ, head of the committee, chaired the function.
Members of the committee heard a report from the State Bank of Việt Nam (SBV) on the progress of preparations for the evaluation session, which is scheduled by APG for November 4 – 15 this year.
The report also envisaged potential results of the assessment and recommended urgent actions for relevant ministries and sectors to tackle their current shortcomings.
Deputy PM Huệ highlighted the importance of the evaluation and its impact on Việt Nam’s politics, economy and society as a whole.
He requested ministries, sectors and members of the committee to focus on carrying out the urgent activities decided at the meeting. They were also tasked with collaborating with the SBV in terms of resources to complete the preparation by the end of October.
Việt Nam became the 34th member of APG in May 2007. — VNS