Representatives of financial intelligence units of Belarus and Russia discussed the issues of monitoring of financial flows between countries
Workshop in the mode of video conference with participation of executives of FIUs of Belarus and Russia was held on 7 April 2014 in the Financial Monitoring Department. From Belarus this event was attended by Director of the Financial Monitoring Department A.Maksimenko, specialists of financial intelligence unit and financial investigations bodies. From Russia it was attended by Deputy Director of Federal Financial Monitoring Service (Rosfinmonitoring) V.Glotov, specialists of Rosfinmonitoring and Central Bank of Russia.
During the meeting the participants discussed issues of the organization of effective monitoring of financial flows between Russia and Belarus. Active exchange of views took place in relation of this subject. As a result, the participants developed general approaches to combat illegal financial transactions and reached an agreement on close informational cooperation between FIUs of two countries.
It should be noted that common activity of FIUs of Belarus and Russia in the field of combating of money laundering and terrorism financing is carried out in accordance with agreement between the agencies signed in 2006.
In addition Belarus and Russia also coordinate their activities in combating money laundering and terrorism financing carried out in the framework of Eurasian Group on Combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (EAG) and Council of Heads of Financial Intelligence Units of the CIS member states.