On October 12, 2012, the GUAM Secretariat in Kyiv, Ukraine hosted the 7th meeting of the Working Sub-Group on Combating Corruption and Money Laundering (WGS-CML), which was held under Georgia’s chairmanship. Representatives of UNODC and U.S. Embassy in Ukraine took part in the meeting, too.
Participating delegations exchanged information on operational situation, activities of GUAM member states’ agencies, and interaction with international organizations in combating corruption and money laundering.
The Working Sub-Group agreed a course of implementation of GUAM projects, supported by the USA, in combating money laundering jointly with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and in combating corruption jointly with the Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ACN) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Conflict of interests typology regarding combating corruption and transparency of state officials’ declarations of incomes (on experience of Georgia and Moldova) were discussed during the meeting, too.
The Working Sub-Group considered possible directions of further cooperation in combating money laundering, including electronic money issues, combating cybercrime, development of interaction between FIUs, law enforcement agencies with financial institutions as well as private sector on the whole.
The outcomes of the meeting were reflected in the resultant Protocol. The next meeting of the WGS-CML is scheduled to take place in April 2013.