The Central Bank of Iraq and the Iraqi Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Office, in partnership with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its implementing partner, the Global Center, held a workshop to discuss the implementation process of the recently finalized and soon to be adopted Iraq National AML/CFT Strategy. This workshop came as a follow up to a previously held workshop on the same topic in August 2017.

The Global Center convened the meeting for representatives from the Central Bank of Iraq, AML/CFT Office, the judiciary, interior, intelligence services, and the Prime Minister’s office. The Iraqi AML/CFT Strategy, was adopted under the leadership and direction of H.E. Dr. Mohsen Ali Ismail, the Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq. The workshop focused on the practical objectives of developing concrete action plans for the implementation of the National AML/CFT Strategy and prepare Iraqi entities for an upcoming mutual evaluation.

This activity is part of an ongoing program supported by Denmark in the Middle East and North Africa region to reinforce objectives and partnerships in the context of the Counter ISIL Finance Group.

For additional information about this activity or project please contact Ms. Liat Shetret, LShetret@globalcenter.org.

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