Third meeting of Working Committee of High-Level Coordination Commission (HLCC)

On February 7, 2024, the third meeting of the Working Committee of the High-Level Coordination Commission (HLCC) to Combat Money Laundering and Other Financial Crimes, attended by 12 representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Justice, the General Directorate of Intelligence, and the representative of the Supreme Court, was held in the Supreme Council Hall of the Afghanistan Bank under the chairmanship of Mr. Jamal Nasser Raofy, the Director General of FinTRACA.

At the outset, the chairman of the working committee expressed his gratitude for the attendance of the members to the committee. Subsequently, in light of the importance of this meeting at the national and international level regarding combating money laundering and other financial crimes, and emphasized on comprehensive cooperation among all relevant governmental bodies.

Mr. Raofy added that the FinTRACA aims to resume positive correspondence with all international counterparts, and there is a need for an effective mechanism to follow and implement the decisions of the HLCC and the FATF recommendations regarding the fight against money laundering and other financial crimes.

Similarly, according to the agenda, the members of the Secretariat of the HLCC pointed out the duties and responsibilities of the working committee and the importance of information exchange between the relevant agencies to combat money laundering, drug trafficking, smuggling of foreign currency, gold, and precious stones at international airports and land borders of the country. Also, provided information to the participants on the importance of capacity-building and training programs for the relevant LEA employees.

At the end, representatives of the working committee presented reports of their activities regarding the fight against money laundering and other financial crimes within their entities and once again renewed their commitment to comprehensive cooperation and coordination in this regard.