Amman: The efforts made by the Sultanate in fighting money laundering and terror financing were among the topics being discussed at a two-day regional meeting that began here yesterday.
The Sultanate, represented by the National Committee for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating Financing of Terrorism and The National Committee for Combating Terrorism, is taking part in the activities of the 29th General Meeting of the Middle East and North Africa Financial Action Task Force (MENAFATF), which will conclude here, today.
The Sultanate’s delegation to the meeting is chaired by His Highness Sayyid Marwan bin Turki bin Mahmoud Al Said, Secretary to the National Committee for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating Financing of Terrorism and has the membership of representatives from the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Housing, the Central Bank of Oman , The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Royal Oman Police and the National Centre for Financial Information.
The meeting discussed a number of issues related to anti-money laundering and combating financing of terrorism at the regional and international level.
The meeting also discussed the efforts accorded to development of legislations and the regulatory efforts for development of the supervisory and regulatory framework on financial institutions, non-financial professions and non-profit organisations and the efforts of the National Centre for Financial Information on analysis and verification of suspected transactions among other issues.