The Mozambican National Criminal Investigation Service – SERNIC met yesterday to refine its strategy for implementing actions responding to the deficiencies identified by the FATF/GAFI leading Mozambique to be included in the gray list last October 21.
The meeting was attended by key players in the sector who are directly or indirectly working to overcome deficiencies considering the short 2-year period given by FATF for the country to comply with its requests. As part of the discussions, the group defined terms of reference for professional training courses to take place in the different agencies in the sector regarding the prevention and fight against terrorism financing and money laundering.
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The Government of Mozambique, through the creation of a high-level committee led by Prime Minister Adriano Maleiane, has been implementing several actions foreseen in the gray list exit plan defined by FATF under the leadership of an executive training committee led by the Minister of Economy and Finance, Max Tonela.
The country has been counting on the growing support of the international community in its efforts to comply with all FATF requirements and consequently be removed from the grey list, particularly from the European Union and the World Bank which are coordinating multilateral efforts.