6th Meeting of the High Level Coordination Commission (HLCC)

FinTRACA coordinated the 6th meeting of the High Level Coordination Commission (HLCC) on 7th of Sep, 2022. The HLCC meeting was held in Supreme Council Hall of Da Afghanistan Bank and chaired by the Acting Governor of Da Afghanistan Bank and attended by high ranking representatives of the member agencies.

The purpose of the meeting was to coordinate the efforts of the Government and other authorities of the State to fight all types of serious economic crime, including money laundering and the financing of terrorism.

At the outset, the acting Governor of DAB, Mr. Abdul Qahir (Haji Idrees) said that money laundering is one of the organized crimes which have grabbed the attention of the world, and Islamic teachings have been trying, since the very beginning, to recognize incomes obtained through illegal and forbidden means as a crime and to combat against it.

He added that as a just regime and responsible authorities, our joint efforts should be directed toward combating financial crimes and putting maximum effort into preventing the negative impacts thereof.

Mr. Idrees said that in the light of FATF recommendations and AML/CFT law article 33, holding HLCC’s meetings will play a key role in the upcoming assessment of Afghanistan’s financial sector and secure the membership of Afghanistan in regional and international organizations and will, in general, pave the way for engagement with the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.