Francophone FIUs: Morocco succeeds Monaco
Morocco, represented by the National Financial Intelligence Authority (ANRF), will chair the next edition of the Financial Cooperation Forum of Francophone Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs).
During the closing session of the Financial Cooperation Forum of Francophone FIUs, held in Monaco from November 3 to 5, 2021, it was unanimously decided to entrust the presidency of the Forum to the Kingdom of Morocco represented by the ANRF, and this given its active participation in the work of this circle and the essential role that the Kingdom plays at the international level in the field of the fight against transnational organized crime, the ANRF indicated in a press release.
And to specify that representatives of the ANRF took part in this Forum organized by the information and control service on financial circuits (FIU of the Principality of Monaco) which chairs the Forum.
On the sidelines of this Forum, a memorandum of understanding aimed at strengthening cooperation and the exchange of information was signed by Jawhar Nfissi, president of the ANRF and his counterpart Michel Hunault, director of the Monegasque FIU, reported the same source.
This Forum, the inauguration of which was carried out by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, was attended by several ministers and senior Monegasque officials. Thus, it was an opportunity to discuss several topical issues, namely the fight against the financing of terrorism, international judicial cooperation, the major trends in global financial crime, as well as the challenges of cryptoassets to the yardstick of regulation.
The heads of French-speaking European FIUs (France, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg), African FIUs (Tunisia, West and Central African FIUs), Canada FIUs, took part in this meeting, as well as representatives of the Egmont Group, UNODC and the United States of America.