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September 13, 2023[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Baghdad/Al-Masala Al-Hadath: The Central Bank of Iraq and the US Department of the Treasury discussed the implementation of international compliance instructions in the banking system in Iraq.
A statement received by Al-Masala stated that the Governor of the Central Bank, Ali Mohsen Al-Alaq, received US Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Elizabeth Rosenberg and her accompanying delegation, and during the meeting they discussed bilateral relations and discussed the measures taken by the Central Bank of Iraq in the field of combating money laundering and terrorist financing, in addition to confirming the continuation of Support provided by the US Treasury and joint efforts to enhance transparency, integrity, and application of international compliance instructions in the Iraqi banking system.
According to the statement, Al-Alaq and Rosenberg discussed following up on the outcomes and results of previous meetings between the Central Bank of Iraq on the one hand, and the Ministry of the Treasury and the US Federal Reserve on the other hand, as well as the possibility of providing technical support in the field of financing foreign trade through solid banking channels with mechanisms that enable the financing of legitimate foreign trade. In various currencies, including (the euro, the Chinese yuan, and the Emirati dirham), as well as organizing trade with the Republic of Turkey.
The statement continued that the US Treasury Department appreciated the efforts and steps of the Central Bank of Iraq in contracting with international auditing companies to ensure the accuracy and transparency of procedures.
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