Middle East North Africa Financial Action Task Force (MENAFATF)

The State of Qatar participated at the inaugural Ministerial Meeting held in Manama, Bahrain on the 30th of November 2004, and supported the establishment of MENAFATF as the FATF-Styled Regional Body (FSRB) for the Middle East and North Africa Region (“MENA Region”).

The objectives of MENAFATF are:

    • To adopt and implement the FATF Standards on combating money laundering and financing of terrorism and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction;
    • To implement the relevant United Nations (UN) Treaties and Agreements, and UN Security Council Resolutions;
    • To cooperate among member countries to raise compliance with international standards within the MENA Region and to cooperate with other international and regional organizations, institutions and agencies to improve compliance worldwide;
    • To work jointly to identify issues of regional nature related to money laundering and terrorist financing, and to share relevant experiences and to develop solutions dealing with them; and
    • To take measure throughout the region to effectively combat money laundering and terrorist financing in a way that does not contradict with the cultural values, constitutional framework and legal systems in the member countries

For more information, please visit the MENFATF website: https://www.menafatf.org/