In Yerevan, the 19th plenary session of the international Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units is held. After a working meeting with heads of the Group, President Serzh Sargsyan expressed hope that Egmont’s action regarding fight against economic crime and money laundering would bring desired results.
In Armenia’s capital, on July 11-15, 2011, for the 19th time a meeting of the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units (Egmont) is taking place.
The Group was formed from financial intelligence unites in 1995, and took its name after the meeting place, the Egmont Palace in Brussels. It undertook a task of creating an international platform for cooperation among financial intelligence unites. Members of this agency are gathering on a regular basis in order to find means for collaboration in a field of exchanging information, training methods and expertise in particular. Egmonts’ goal is to provide a forum for financial intelligence units from all over the world which would allow better coordination of joint actions in favour of fight against money laundering and financial terrorism. The Group also supports similar local initiatives on country level.
President Serzh Sargsyan, after a meeting with the Chair of the Egmont Group Boudewijn Verhelst and Executive Secretary Bronwyn Somerville, expressed his content with the organization’s work. Also the president voiced hope that this session would produce measurable results.
More than 290 representatives of the analytical units, which cover financial sphere, from 120 member countries participate in the Egmont’s 19th plenary session.