12 September, 2023
On September 6, 2023 the second Meeting with donors and technical assistance providers operating in the EAG region was held in the Kyrgyz Republic. This event was organized within the framework of the project on coordination of technical assistance for the Kyrgyz Republic, which started in September 2021.
The meeting in hybrid format was attended by representatives of the State Financial Intelligence Service under the Ministry of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic, EAG Secretariat, Asian Development Bank, UN Counter-Terrorism Office, International Training and Methodological Center for Financial Monitoring of the Russian Federation, International Finance Corporation, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Egmont Centre of FIU Excellence and Leadership, Islamic Development Bank, Financial Services Volunteer Corps, Eurasian Development Bank, United Arab Emirates, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
During the event, an analysis of the assistance provided since the first meeting in April 2022 was presented. The EAG project plan reflects the technical assistance needs of the country identified through mutual evaluation. In this regard, targeted assistance allowed donors and the country to achieve tangible results of the work done in the form of upgraded compliance rating of compliance with a number of FATF standards.
Development partners actively participated in the discussion and made suggestions on the structure of the plan, as well as on improving interaction between all stakeholders.
As a result of the meeting, potential donors for a number of items in the plan were identified and next steps for their implementation were agreed upon. We express our deep gratitude to all development partners for their active participation and look forward to continued fruitful cooperation in improving the country's national AML/CFT system.