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The European Union removes Iraq from the list of high risks in combating money laundering and terrorist financing


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the removal of Iraq from the European Union’s list of countries with high risks in the field of combating money laundering and terrorist financing.
The Foreign Ministry said in a statement, that the European Commission delegation delivered yesterday, Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, a letter that included removing the name of Iraq from the European Union’s list of countries with high risks in the field of combating money laundering and terrorist financing.
It added that the mission congratulated Iraq on the measures and great efforts that have been taken to improve the anti-money laundering system and combat the financing of terrorism.
The Ministry commended the positive and continuous cooperation provided by the European Union, the countries that voted on the resolution, and the Union mission in Iraq, after Iraq raised its procedures to the level of international requirements. It thanked the national authorities from the Ministry of Finance, the Central Bank of Iraq and the rest of the supporting bodies that contributed to achieving this achievement.
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