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16.11.2016 EAG Plenary meeting noted the significant progress made by the Republic of Belarus in the sphere of combating money laundering and terrorism financing
The Belarusian delegation consisting of representatives of the departments of financial monitoring and financial investigations of the State Control Committee, General Prosecutor's Office, National Bank, Ministry of Finance, State Security Committee took part in the Plenary meeting of the Eurasian Group on Combating Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing (EAG), which took place in New Delhi (India). The delegation was headed by Director of the Financial Monitoring Department Vyacheslav Reut.
The event was attended by delegations of EAG member states: Belarus, India, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, as well as representatives of States and organizations that have status of observers in EAG.
The Plenary session noted the significant progress made by the Republic of Belarus in eliminating the existing deficiencies on basic and key recommendations in the area of  anti-money laundering and combating of terrorism financing and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (AML/CFT).
Considering this progress the Plenary session decided to remove the Republic of Belarus from the EAG follow-up process, as well as FATF follow-up process on the compliance of national legislation in the AML/CFT sphere to international standards. These standards are binding on all States in the world.
In addition, the information system of collection, analysis and processing of data of the Department of Financial Monitoring of the State Control Committee was highly commended by UN Office on Drugs and Crime.
In New Delhi was held also the meeting of the CIS Council of Heads of Financial Intelligence Units, which was attended by representatives of the Financial Monitoring Department of the State Control Committee (Financial Intelligence Unit of Belarus). The issues related to the development of techniques of supranational risk assessment in the field of combating money laundering, financing of terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction was in the focus of the participants of the meeting.

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