04. 02. 2022
The EU-Funded Project Law Enforcements in Central Asia (LEICA) Conducted Training on Operational Analysis in Combating Terrorism Financing
On 4 February 2022 the EU-funded Law Enforcement in Central Asia LEICA Project concluded five-day training for law enforcement agencies of Kyrgyzstan on operational analysis in Combating Terrorism Financing (CTF). Some 15 participants, representing the State Finance Intelligence Service, General Prosecutor’s Office, Ministry of Interior and State Security Committee, learned from European experts on professional practices in the field of operational analysis, procedures of the exchange of information with law enforcement agencies of suspicious transactions and deals, cooperation with private reporting CTF entities, control of new technologies to prevent their use for CTF purposes and to comply with Financial Action Task Force (FATF) provisions. The training was conducted with the participation of an expert from the Eura-Asian Group (EAG) active in this region in the field of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and CTF.
In the closing remarks the LEICA Director Mr. Guénaël Le Breton said:
“I have noticed that counter-terrorism finance professionals are motivated and tend to work as a team. They are also capable of acting as enforcement motivated by the struggle to preserve the values of a modern and free society. I am convinced that this training has also strengthened the cooperation between Kyrgyz and European specialists. Terrorism is a serious threat to our values, and I believe that combating the financing of terrorism must be a priority. The LEICA project will continue its activities in this area.”
The representative of the EU Delegation in Kyrgyzstan Mr. Cosimo Lamberti-Fossati led the certificate awarding ceremony. He appreciated the representatives of law enforcement agencies for their active work at the event and wished them much success in the implementation of all practical measures and knowledge received at the training. He also emphasized the EU support in combating terrorism in Central Asia.
The LEICA project is funded by the European Union and implemented by the French CIVIPOL and the Slovak consortium ISEMI, and Interpol is the official supporting partner of the project.