On 6 July 2021 a co-ordination meeting with the state authorities of Tajikistan was organised online in order to discuss the national priorities in the areas of business integrity, fight against corruption and anti-money laundering/countering the financing of terrorism and identifying ways for further co-operation.
The event gathered representatives of the General Prosecutor’s Office of Tajikistan, the Agency for State Financial Control and Combating Corruption and the Financial Monitoring Department under the National Bank of Tajikistan, providing a platform for presenting and discussing the Workplan of the project “Promoting Transparency and Action against Economic Crime” which represents part of the Central Asia Rule of Law Programme 2020-2023.
The project team provided an overview of the wide range of areas in which the present institutions could benefit from the Council of Europe technical assistance both at the national and regional levels such as assistance and support in enhancing protection of the rights of entrepreneurs and whistleblowers, anti-corruption compliance in the private sector, as well as providing assistance with the aim of enhancing the anti-money laundering/countering the financing of terrorism and asset recovery systems. The representatives of beneficiary institutions informed the project team about the latest national developments and defined specific areas of support within the framework of the project. After the final definition of the co-operation areas, both sides will agree on a yearly Work Plan which will guide the implementation of the project activities.
This meeting was organised in the framework of the joint initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Union – Central Asia Rule of Law Programme 2020-2023. The project “Promoting Transparency and Action against Economic Crime” represents part of the Programme.