The Commonwealth of Independent States
Anti-Terrorism Center

CIS ATC, EAG and INTERPOL hold a joint workshop

On 2-4 October a Joint EAG/ATC CIS/INTERPOL workshop on Strengthening Cooperation between Financial Intelligence Units and Law Enforcement Agencies in the Sphere of Combating Terrorism Financing was held in Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan.

The event was organized in cooperation with the International Training and Methodology Center of Financial Monitoring. The workshop brought together 64 representatives of the security agencies and special services, financial intelligence units and Prosecutor General offices of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan. Besides, experts of the UNODC, OSCE, European Counter-Terrorism Center, Interstate Aviation Committee, RATS SCO attended the event.

A seminar of 4 October on “Organization of Interaction between Financial Intelligence Units and Law Enforcement Agencies at the Stages of Detection, Suppression and Investigation of Cases related to Financing of Terrorism” covered identification and prevention of terrorist financing; suppression of terrorist financing channels; financial investigations and investigation of criminal cases related to the financing of terrorism; and multilateral investigation of the financing of terrorism using the tools and services of Interpol and Europol.

Within the framework of the event a two-day training was conducted for the representatives of the competent authorities and FIUs on Analytical methods of information gathering from open sources and Use of tools and services of INTERPOL in the detection, suppression and investigation of the cases related to the financing of terrorism.