FATF removes Tunisia from list of terrorism-financing countries

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Tunis – The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has officially removed Tunisia from its blacklist, Tunisia’s Prime Minister Youssef Chahed announced in a tweet Friday.

“”FATF, during a meeting held in Paris from Oct. 16  to Oct. 18 considered that the Tunisian government had honoured its commitments in the fight against laundering and terrorism financing,’’ said Chahed.

The Tunisian Committee Financial Analysis affiliated to the Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT) made this known in a statement posted  its website on Friday.

It confirmed that FATF General Assembly took the decision following a submitted by its delegation at the end a visit to Tunisia Sept. 16, to Sept. 17, 2019.

“The delegation stressed the remarkable progress made by Tunisia in addressing shortcomings in facing up to laundering and terrorism financing,’’ said the statement.

The European Parliament had included Tunisia in 2017 to the European blacklist countries to be at high risk of money laundering and terrorism financing.

The FATF is an intergovernmental organisation founded in 1989, aims at combating money laundering and terrorist financing. (Xinhua/NAN)