Judge Ahmed Said Khalil calls for concerted int'l efforts to combat money laundering, financing terrorism

MENA , Tuesday 16 Nov 2021

Judge Ahmed Said Khalil, the head of the Financial Action Task Force in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA FATF) and head of the Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Unit, stressed the importance of intensifying international efforts and coordination to find alternative solutions to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.


This came in a speech delivered by Khalil on Tuesday during the opening of the 33rd General Meeting of the FATF, which is being held in Cairo over two days under the chairmanship of Egypt during its presidency of the group in 2020 and 2021.

Khalil stressed the commitment of the FATF to assess the systems of combating money laundering and terrorist financing and to work closely, through mutual evaluation and field visits to countries, to follow up on achieving their goals through periodic reviews and updating strategies, policies, and procedures in accordance with the best practices.

The FATF, despite the critical international circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic, has continued with determination to carry out its efforts to execute evaluating systems applied by Egypt in the field of combating money laundering and terrorist financing in all its stages, he added.

The two-day meeting will discuss reports from the heads of working groups, committees, and forums within the task force; topics related to the field of technical assistance and applications; as well as coordination procedures on technical assistance for 2022; and the group’s e-learning platform.

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