The message reads, in part:
“Over the past few years, the EAG has developed into a respected regional organisation that is successfully fighting operations to launder money and finance terrorism and carries out serious analytical work to pinpoint and deal with arising financial as well as economic challenges, including through the implementation of international FATF recommendations. The EAG also holds a special place in the international system of training professionals for this work.
I am convinced that only close cooperation between all EAG member states will make it possible to effectively resist the growth of terrorism and organised crime, protect our common interests and promote international peace, stability and security.”
The EAG comprises nine member states: Belarus, China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The EAG is an Associate Member of FATF.