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Integrity intends to conclude memoranda of understanding with 5 countries to recover Iraq's smuggled money Empty Integrity intends to conclude memoranda of understanding with 5 countries to recover Iraq's smuggled money

Post by RamblerNash Wed Nov 03, 2021 10:12 pm

Integrity intends to conclude memoranda of understanding with 5 countries to recover Iraq's smuggled money 11818
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02/11/2021

Economy News - Baghdad

The Federal Integrity Commission announced, on Tuesday, its intention to conclude memoranda of understanding with a number of Arab and friendly countries, to open horizons for cooperation and exchange of information on wanted persons and their money, and to organize requests for legal assistance to recover them and smuggled funds belonging to Iraq. 

Moataz Al-Abbasi, Director General of the Recovery Department at the authority, said that "the basic criteria that are set for concluding memoranda of understanding are opening up prospects for cooperation, exchanging information about wanted persons and their money, and organizing requests for legal assistance. , according to "Al-Sabah". 

He revealed that "the commission is in the process of concluding a number of memorandas with countries, including the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Republic of Lebanon, the State of Kuwait, the Republic of Turkey and Poland, and the effort continues to move towards other countries to conclude such memoranda and enhance cooperation with them," stressing that "the priority remains in choosing countries according to belief." And knowledge of the possibility of smuggled corruption funds in those countries, as well as a number of files that are supposed to be resolved.” 

He added that "the file for the recovery of wanted persons and smuggled money is a file that includes a set of priorities and documents, the most important of which is the request for international assistance, which is submitted to a country in which the accused or convict is present, requesting seizure of the money of the convict or the accused in those countries. The file is prepared in the recovery department, and sent to These countries are through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and then the authority concerned with responding to such requests.” 

He explained, "The file includes documents in which the judicial decision in absentia includes paragraphs related to the amount of damage to state funds and the confirmation that it is outside Iraq, and an attempt to determine the destination of his travel, conduct financial investigations and find out his accounts or money abroad. This file is prepared in cooperation between the recovery department and the agencies concerned with airports and ports." Borders, Passports, Anti-Money Laundering and Combating Terrorism Office, Arab and International Police, and after sending a request for legal assistance, that country may accept it or reject it or ask for certain clarifications. for the purpose of bringing an action in that country to recover the money.” 

Regarding the returns and results of the (Looted Funds Recovery) conference, which was held recently in Baghdad, the Director General of Recovery confirmed that “the general framework of the conference is scientific, in which working papers and research specialized in recovering funds were presented by official and scientific bodies and specialized researchers, and the conference was entitled (Recovering the looted funds). How - procedures, difficulties and available means), as experiences and viewpoints were exchanged in developing money recovery mechanisms and following the best ways and mechanisms that the United Nations Convention against Corruption portrayed as the international agreement on this issue. 

And he indicated that "a number of recommendations amounting to (18) were also reached, in the interest of developing work on money recovery and encouraging countries to work among themselves for the purpose of finding non-traditional ways in the matter of money recovery and building confidence between countries and good faith in implementing international obligations." . 

Al-Abbasi explained that "the holding of the conference helped in the presence of many ministers and relevant authorities in the various participating countries in opening side dialogues with the countries that must cooperate with them for the purpose of building confidence in preparation for activating the recovery files and discussing possible means to overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of activating the requests for legal assistance related to the recovery of funds and assets." Finance".

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