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ANZ Fiji today welcomed the opportunity to share professional insights on Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter Financing of Terrorism (CFT) with members of a high-level delegation from the Government of Nepal.
The Nepalese delegation comprised 14 senior officials from the Department of Money Laundering Investigation, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Financial Information Unit, Security Board and Insurance Board of Nepal.
The objective of the high-level visit is for the Nepalese officials to gather insights about Fiji’s AML/CFT framework implementation experiences.
“We’re happy to share our insights into AML/CFT as we must manage the risk of money laundering, terrorism financing and sanctions on an ongoing basis,” ANZ Fiji Country Head, Saud Minam said.
“There are very strict controls in place to safeguard our customers and the bank, and to keep money launderers, terrorists and sanctioned individuals and entities from conducting criminal activity using our products and services,” Minam said.
Razim Buksh, the Director of Fiji's Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) thanked ANZ for sharing its AML/CFT experience and knowledge with the Nepalese officials. He said that financial institutions play a key role in Fiji by detecting and reporting suspicious transactions to the FIU.Buksh said that it is great to share our success journey with countries which are evolving and getting ready to adopt high standards.
The Nepalese delegation visit was organised by the Fiji Financial Intelligence Unit of the Reserve Bank of Fiji.
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