Da Afghanistan Bank, NDS signs MoU

Da Afghanistan Bank, NDS signs MoU

KABUL (Agencies): A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Da Afghanistan Bank and National Directorate of Security (NDS) to fight money laundering, root out resources funding terrorism and prevent from trafficking money and financial crimes.

Deputy and acting chairman of Da Afghanistan Bank Wahidullah Nowshir said that the agreement was aimed to increase mutual cooperation between the two organs to destroy resources funding terrorism and fight money laundering process in the country.

“Based on this MoU, facilities will be provided in sharing information regarding terrorism finance resources, narcotics, money laundering process and financial crimes,” Nowshir said, adding that cooperation will further increase between the two organs to investigate finance-related crimes.  Meanwhile, NDS deputy Ahmad Zia Seraj considered that sharing and exchanging information was significant to fight terrorism, adding that NDS was intending to fully cooperate with Da Afghanistan Bank to root out resources funding terrorism and money laundry process in the country.

Afterwards, the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Center of the bank asked the country’s judicial and intelligence organs to increase their cooperation in connection with counter money laundry and destroying resources funding terrorism, adding that cooperation between NDS and the respective center has increased by 35 percent comparing to previous year.

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