The central bank plans to activate the "unity of the fight against money laundering" and is considering cooperation with the Association of Banks
BAGHDAD / Ibrahim Ibrahim
the governor of the Central Bank and the agency on the Keywords, in a statement received (range), a copy ofit, on the sidelines of a meeting of 15 graduates recently took part training course set up by the Association ofprivate banks to obtain certificate of competence in the field of (anti - money laundering and terrorist financing) , " The theme of the fight against money laundering is a fundamental criterion for dealing with any bank because it reflects the work of the bank in terms of integrity and financial professional and ethical work."
he praised the Keywords, " the efforts of the Iraqi private banks association for the development of thebanking sector , " expressing his readiness "central bank cooperation with the Association in theimplementation of programs related to combating money laundering and pour in the financial and economic sector interest. "
He stressed the Keywords, on the need to" be a pillar banks basis in the fight against money laundering byvirtue of its location and its potential and capabilities , "adding that" the central bank has developed special combat unit money laundering and is now in the process of activated to keep up with local and international requirements. "
for his part, Executive Director of the Association of banks Ali Tariq, according to the statement, that" theassociation is seeking to develop training plans , especially in the field of combating money laundering and terrorist financing in order to serve the banking sector and the creation of advanced banking cadres working according to the currently approved international standards. "
turn the financial expert Uday Abdul Ameer Amer said in an interview for the " long ", that" the phenomenon of money laundering has increased ten years ago due to decline the application for combating financial and administrative corruption in state economic enterprises laws. "
he added that" all government and private banks have a special anti - money laundering departments, but it stopped working for several reasons such as lack of seriousness in the application of laws and the spread offinancial and administrative corruption between functional cadres of these institutions. "
explained Amer that" the Central Bank Law No. 93 of 2004 and by Article 12 , which concerning theestablishment of indoor units to combat money laundering and bleached in all financial and banking institutions, so as to collect and analyze information to find out citizen corruption and hand money smuggling. "
and that" the intervention of some politicians and influential banking work through the establishment of banks and companies , mostly fake and illegal for the purpose of speculation in the currency auction daily and make big profits twisted and illegal ways. "
He emphasized Amer said" the central bank assumes full responsibility for the loss of billions of dollars and she went to the pockets of corrupt, so it should be a complete overhaul and restructuring of the banking and financial institutions are limiting the phenomenon of money laundering and smuggling abroad. "
The Council Iraqi Prime Minister, announced on Tuesday (June 30, 2015), agreed on a draft anti - money laundering and terrorism financing law, which is of great importance for his role in drying the sources ofterrorism and to respond to international trends in this area. It is
noteworthy that the banking system in Iraq consists of ( 54) banks as well as the Central Bank and distributed according to property between the seven state - owned and 23 private businesses , including Islamic nine inaddition to the 15 branches of foreign banks.
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