14 March, 2023
On March 9-10, 2023 in Tashkent, the Republic of Uzbekistan the meeting with donors and providers of technical assistance (TA) was held under the project launched in November 2022 to assist the country to address deficiencies identified in the 2nd round of the EAG mutual evaluations. The purpose of the event was to discuss the TA Plan for the Republic of Uzbekistan and to identify and involve development partners to the process of improving its national anti-money laundering system.
The Head of the Department for Combating Economic Crimes under the Office of the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Uzbekistan Rahimov Dilshod adressed the participants of the meeting with a welcoming speech. The high interest to cooperate with donors for the implementation of the TA Plan was noted, and the development partners were extended thanks for the assistance already provided and being provided.
Welcoming remarks were made by Mr. Hans-Ullrich Ihm, the Acting Head of Mission of the OSCE Project Coordinator's Office in Uzbekistan, Mr. Oleg Ivanov, the first deputy director general of the International Training and Methodological Centre for Financial Monitoring of the Russian Federation (ITMCFM) and Mr. Sergey Teterukov, the EAG Executive Secretary.
The meeting was attended by the representatives of government authorities of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, the European Union, Interpol, the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism, the International Monetary Fund, ITMCFM, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the United Nations Development Program in Uzbekistan, the Regional Dialogue, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the Egmont Centre of FIU Excellence and Leadership, the Japan International Cooperation Agency, the Financial Monitoring Center of the Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia, the Financial Intelligence Unit of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Financial Services Volunteer Corps.
In the course of the event, we were able to identify donors for a number of TA Plan items where Republic of Uzbekistan needs assistance, and agreed on areas of interest to development partners. Implementation of certain items of the Plan, where donors have already been identified, has been launched. Implementation of the remaining items of the Plan will be launched as information is received from development partners.