Qatar hosted Joint MENAFATF / EAG Typologies and Capacity Building Workshop

A Joint MENAFATF / EAG Typologies and Capacity Building Workshop was hosted in Qatar during the 14-17 December, 2014 at Ritz Carlton Hotel in Doha. The workshop, was organized under the auspices of the National Anti-Money Laundering Committee (NAMLC), in collaboration with the Middle East and North Africa Financial Action Task Force (MENAFATF) and the Eurasian Group on Combating Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism and was attended by 200 participants representing 60 government and 32 private sector entities. Qatar Financial Information Unit (QFIU) was represented at the workshop by a delegation headed by Mr. Mohamed Al-Muftah, Head of the Studies and Follow Up Section, with the membership of Mrs. Noora Bahar, Head of Section, at the Office of the Head of QFIU, Ms. Hessa Al-Rumaihi, and Mr. Yasser Abd El Aziz, Researchers at the Office of the Head of QFIU.

QFIU presented two papers at the said workshop. Captain, Hamad Al-Qahtani, of the Criminal Investigation Department, Ministry of Interior, and Mrs. Bahr, Head of Section, lectured at two sessions of the workshop, the first of which dealt with “Money Laundering Risks and Threats related to Cybercrime,” whereas the second session, which was attended by representatives of the private sector, tackled “Money Laundering and New Technologies.” The workshop also presented to the participants an overview of the new obligations under the FATF 2012 Forty Recommendations.