Sri Lanka: 20th Annual Meeting of the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering in Colombo from July 17-21

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The 20th Annual Meeting of the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG) will be held in Colombo during July 17-21, 2017 with the participation of about 450 local and foreign delegates from 41 member countries and several international observer organizations.

President Maithripala Sirisena will participate in the event as the Chief Guest.

The Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering, an autonomous and collaborative international organization, was founded in Bangkok, Thailand in 1997, initially by thirteen countries including Sri Lanka.

The APG is the regional body tasked with the monitoring of the effective implementation and enforcement of internationally accepted standards against money laundering and the financing of terrorism, in particular, the Forty Recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) within member countries.

Read the original article here: colombopage.com


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