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Economic crime control bodies of Korea, Uzbekistan sign accord to combat money launderingWithin the framework of Seoul Workshop 2018 meet

The Department for Combating Economic Crimes of the Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Uzbekistan and Korea Financial Intelligence Unit (KoFIU) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on Sept. 3, 2018. This was done within the framework of the Seoul Workshop 2018 of Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering.

Photo shows Commissioner Kim Kun-Ik of the Korea Financial Intelligence Unit (left) shaking hands with Acting Director Dilshod Rakhimov of the Department for Combating Economic Crimes of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Uzbekistan after signing of the document.

In accordance with the Memorandum, the cooperation is directed at combating criminal money laundering and financing of terrorism through exchange of information on suspicious financial transactions and parties involved in such transactions.
The MoC was signed in accordance with the requirements of The Egmont Group and the FATF recommendations on combating money laundering and the financing of terrorism.
To date, the Department for Combating Economic Crimes of the Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Uzbekistan has signed such bilateral documents with the competent authorities of 21 countries, including USA, Russia, China, Japan, India, Turkey and others.
Following the signing of the Memorandum, the parties expressed readiness to further expand bilateral cooperation as a logical continuation of the agreements reached during the State visit of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan H.E. Shavkat Mirziyoyev to the Republic of Korea.
Signing of the MoC will facilitate creation of the legal basis for effective inter-agency cooperation in the sphere of combating economic crimes.

Song Young Gwang  edt@koreapost.com

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