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Visit of Director and Additional director, Financial Intelligence Unit-India

February 28-March 4, 2010

           The Egmont Working Groups and Committee meetings were held in Mauritius from February 28-March 4, 2010. Mr. Arun Goyal, Director, Financial Intelligence Unit-India (FIU-IND) and Mr. Anuj Gogia, Additional Director, FIU-IND attended the meetings. A bilateral MOU on the exchange of information was signed between FIU-IND and Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), USA on the sidelines of the meeting on March 3, 2010. Similar MOUs were signed between Mauritius and Egypt; and also between Malaysia and Qatar. 

2. At the official opening of the Egmont Working Groups and Committee meetings held on March 2, 2010, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Economic Empowerment of Mauritius, Dr. Rama Sithanen noted that the Mauritius Financial Intelligence Unit was established in August 2002 and in July 2003, the Mauritius FIU became a member of the Egmont Group. He added that the Mauritius FIU is also the current regional representative of African FIUs on the Egmont Committee. The Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and Executive Secretary of the Egmont Group and Chairman and Director of Mauritius FIU were also present. 

3. The Egmont Committee, a group of 14 members; and the members of the five Egmont Working Groups: Legal, Training, Outreach, Information Technology and Operational held the deliberations. This Committee addresses the administrative and operational issues facing Egmont while the five Working Groups are instrumental in the operations of the Egmont Group.


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