8 Dec 2017 13:19

CIS anti-corruption, financial-intelligence structures sign cooperation agreement

MOSCOW. Dec 8 (Interfax) - The CIS inter-state structures responsible for anti-corruption work and financial intelligence have reached an agreement to exchange information on money-laundering and the financing of terrorism.

The agreement was signed in Moscow on Friday by Yury Chaika, Russia's prosecutor general and the head of the Inter-state Anti-Corruption Council, and Yury Chikhanchin, director of the Russian Federal Financial Monitoring Service and the head of the CIS Council of Heads of Financial Intelligence Units, an Interfax correspondent reported.

"The purpose of this agreement is joint work on fighting corruption, money-laundering, financing of terrorism, and in other areas of mutual interest," Chaika said at the ceremony where the document was signed.

Cooperation between the CIS anti-corruption structures and financial-intelligence units also involves the exchange of information and experience and consultative assistance, he said.

In 2013, the CIS heads of state signed an agreement on the creation of the Interstate Anti-Corruption Council. Russian Prosecutor General Yury Chaika was elected its chairman at the council session in September 2017.