Participation in the Meeting of the Heads of the CIS Working Bodies Tasked with Strengthening Cooperation in Promoting the Rule of Law and Security

Published: 26.10.2018

On October 25, 2018 a meeting of the heads of the CIS working bodies tasked with strengthening cooperation in promoting the rule of law and security was held in Rostov-on-Don. The meeting was attended by Rosfinmonitoring Deputy Director V. Glotov.

In addition to the priorities of cooperation in this area, participants discussed improvements to the preparation and implementation of CIS interagency agreements, joint measures to combat high-tech crime, information sharing in the fight against cross-border crime, and other issues.

In his speech, V. Glotov spoke about the experience and work carried out by CIS Council of Heads of Financial Intelligence Units, established on December 5, 2012. In order to better tackle its tasks and follow through on the planned activities, the Council has set up two permanent working groups:

  • Working Group on Combating the Financing of Terrorism, which is tasked with planning joint practical measures to combat terrorist financing; and
  • Working Group on the ML/TF Risk Assessment.

V. Glotov, Deputy Director of Rosfinmonitoring:

"Timely access to credible and reliable information has always been an important aspect of international relations. In order to facilitate the implementation of the specific tasks and tackling of the challenges facing financial intelligence agencies, as well as to speed up the exchange of valuable intelligence, the Council is exploring the possibility of setting up a CIS information-sharing network. The Council has endorsed the Action Plan to establish an International Situational Centre and trains personnel in the use of cryptography to protect data".

Background:

The purpose of the meeting of the heads of the CIS working bodies tasked with strengthening cooperation in promoting the rule of law and security is to prepare consolidated proposals for mounting a prompt response to emerging challenges and threats, for submission to the heads of the sectoral security cooperation bodies.

The initiative to hold the meetings came in 2012 from the CIS Executive Committee in connection with the suspension of the activities of the CIS Alignment Meeting of the CIS anti-crime bodies.

Meetings, which constitute the core of the Council's activities, are held as necessary, but not less than once a year, in the CIS member countries.

At the meeting, held on September 14, 2017 at Saint Petersburg University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs under the auspices of the CIS Bureau for Coordinating the Fight against Organized Crime and other Dangerous Crimes, participants voted to hold the next meeting in 2018 at Rostov State University of  Economics (RSUE) under the auspices of the Secretariat of the CIS Council of Heads of Financial Intelligence Units.