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Opening of the 35th Plenary MENAFATF
Published Date
24 Nov 2022

Rabat - Kingdom of Morocco

24 - 25 November 2022


On Thursday 24 November 2022, MENAFATF’s 35th plenary will hold it works over two days in Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco. The plenary shall start with a statement by Her Excellency Mrs. Nadia Fattah Alalawi, Minister of Economy and Finance in the Kingdom of Morocco. The meeting will be chaired by His Excellency Dr. Jawhar Al-Nafisi, MENAFATF president, and chairman of the Moroccan FIU. Moreover, the meeting is ought to witness the attendance of heads of delegations, AML/CFT/CPF experts from member countries, in addition to experts from observer countries and international organizations concerned with AML/CFT/CPF, led by FATF, UN, IMF and Egmont Group.

Within the framework of this gathering of experts, these meetings come as a real opportunity to strengthen and unify regional and international efforts led by the MENAFATF concerning anti-money laundering, combating terrorist financing and proliferation financing and to protect the economic, social and political systems in the region from the risks of such crimes as well as topics related to ML/TF of a regional nature, which will have a significant and effective impact in the field of spreading awareness of the risks of ML/TF in the region A number of working papers related to mutual evaluation will be discussed, including the paper on the amended procedures for mutual evaluations and follow-up processes. in addition to topics related to the plans and development of the MENAFATF’s works, including the MENAFATF’s action plan for 2023, increasing the effectiveness of the MENAFATF, and areas of technical assistance and typologies such as the plan of training programs and webinars for 2023 and the typologies project on the abuse of NPOs in TF.

It is worth noting that the current plenary meeting will be precedented by several MENAFATF’s working groups meetings virtually during the period from 13 to 17 November 2022, which shall include the meeting of the MEWG, the meeting of the TATWG, the FIUs Forum, the Risk Committee and OFTF.