HPR: FinMin speaks out about Tunisia's blacklisting as country at risk of money laundering | Tunisia News Gazette

HPR: FinMin speaks out about Tunisia’s blacklisting as country at risk of money laundering

Finance Minister Mohamed Ridha Chalghoum told a plenary session of the Parliament on Wednesday that “Tunisia’s blacklisting as country at risk of money laundering and terrorist financing is the result of the reference made by the European Union Delegation to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) classification concerning high-risk and / or non-cooperative jurisdictions”.

The minister also noted that this decision was made without taking note of the latest reports published by the FATF and which admit that Tunisia is committed to implement the action plan it has set.

He added that “the report on the assessment system of the fight against money laundering and terrorism financing was published in 2015, before the adoption, by the Tunisian parliament, of the law on the fight against terrorism, the establishment of the Judicial Counter-Terrorism Division and the promulgation of the texts relating to Tunisia’s commitments.

The European Parliament on Wednesday (February 7) voted to include Tunisia on the list of countries at risk of money laundering and terrorist financing, with 357 votes in favor, 283 votes against and 26 abstentions.

Source: TAP news Agency

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