Circular - On start of the 3-d Conference of EAG donors, coming working group meetings and the 7-th EAG Plenary meeting
On December 11, 2007 in Sanya (Hainan, China) started the 3-d Conference of Donor States and Organizations of the Eurasian Group on combating money laundering and financing of terrorism (EAG).
During the Conference the results of execution of decisions taken at the 2-d Conference of EAG donors held în December 13, 2006 in Moscow will be discussed. At the Conference reports of EAG member-states’ representatives on efficiency of provided for them technical assistance and current needs in technical assistance also will be considered; suggestions of donors on technical assistance to member-states will be heard; arrangements on providing assistance to member-states will be outlined.
On December 12 the EAG working groups’ meetings will be held, at which key issues of the agenda of the coming 7-th Plenary meeting will be discussed and proposals for consideration and approval by the Plenary meeting will be made.
On December 13-14 the 7-th EAG Plenary meeting is to be held, in which delegations from the EAG member-states (Belarus, China, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Russian Federation, Tadzhikistan and Uzbekistan), as well as EAG observer organizations and states (FATF, World Bank, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, OSCE, Interpol, Armenia, Afghanistan, United Kingdom, Moldova, USA, Turkey, Ukraine, India) will take part.
It is planed that during the Plenary meeting reelections of the EAG Chairman will be held, as well as applications of India, Turkmenistan and Poland for status of EAG observer will be considered by the EAG member-states.
The participants of the Plenary meeting will discuss the FATF/ EAG mission report on the result of mutual evaluation of China, as well as Chinese report on measures of implementation of FATF/ EAG recommendations issued on the basis of results of the mutual evaluation and Kirgizstan report on measures of implementation of EAG recommendations expressed during the mutual evaluation.
At the meeting the results of activity of the 3-d Conference of EAG Donor States and Organizations will be considered, as well as results of work on typology research issues in 2007 and suggested research issues for 2008.
Information on efficiency of international cooperation and interaction of EAG with international and regional organizations on issues of combating legalization (laundering) of proceeds from crime and financing of terrorism will be discussed.
The Plenary meeting will consider other issues suggested by the working groups and will approve the dates and place of holding the next 8-th EAG Plenary meeting.