Manama, September 16 (BNA) The Minister of Interior, Major General Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Committee to Combat Extremism, Money Laundering and Terrorism, received today the Governor of the Central Bank of Bahrain, Rashid Al-Maraj. Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Bahrain, Sheikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa, who also chairs the committee responsible for setting policies to prohibit and combat money laundering and terrorist financing.
Sheikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, Director of Financial Intelligence and Vice-Chairman of the Committee, attended.
The Minister of Interior praised the international achievement achieved by Bahrain.
As a result, the Kingdom ranked first in the Arab world and second in the Middle East, for the second year in a row, on the Basel Anti-Money Laundering Index.
He said that this achievement reflects transparency and commitment to the values of human rights and the principles of the reform approach pursued by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.
It also represents the government’s actions led by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, to strengthen the rule of law.
He valued the cooperation and coordination between the ministries and concerned authorities in implementing anti-money laundering measures.
He expressed his thanks and appreciation to the relevant authorities and the chairman and members of the committee in charge of setting policies for prohibiting and combating money laundering and terrorist financing.
He also praised their efforts, laws and plans related to adhering to international standards in combating terrorism, drying up its sources of financing and combating money laundering.
The meeting reviewed topics related to terrorist financing and money laundering and steps to enhance cooperation and coordination to enhance national efforts.