Finansdepartementet

FATF Plenary meets in Stockholm - Stockholm International Fairs, Älvsjö, 1-3 October 2003

Pressmeddelande   •   Sep 26, 2003 11:00 CEST

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Plenary will discuss guidance to countries adopting and implementing measures to enable their authorities to seize and confiscate assets linked to terrorism financing. In addition, the Plenary will discuss the means of supplying technical assistance to those countries which request help implementing and enforcing their national anti-terrorist financing legislations. The FATF will also assess the progress made by the non-cooperative countries and territories in the fight against money laundering.

Following its first Plenary meeting under the Swedish Presidency, the President of the FATF, Mr. Claes Norgren, and FATF Executive-Secretary, Patrick Moulette, will discuss the outcome of the Plenary at a news conference to be held at 2 p.m., Friday 3 October at the Stockholm International Fairs, Älvsjö, Stockholm, Sweden.

To attend the news conference, or for further information on the FATF, journalists are invited to contact Helen Fisher at +33 1 45 24 80 97 or e-mail: Helen.Fisher@oecd org or the FATF secretariat, 37 bis Blvd. Suchet, 75016 Paris (tel: + 33 1 45 24 79 45 or e-mail: fatf.contact@oecd.org). For information in Sweden, please contact: May-Britt Pella, Press Officer, Stockholm International Fairs, SE-125 80 Stockholm (Tel: +46 8 749 43 36 or +46 70 789 43 36; Fax: +46 8 749 91 17; e-mail: may-britt.pella@stofair.se.

The FATF is an independent international body whose Secretariat is housed at the OECD. The thirty-one member countries and governments of the FATF are: Argentina; Australia, Austria; Belgium; Brazil; Canada; Denmark; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Hong Kong, China; Iceland; Ireland; Italy; Japan; Luxembourg; Mexico; the Kingdom of the Netherlands; New Zealand; Norway; Portugal; the Russian Federation; Singapore; South Africa; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Turkey; United Kingdom; and the United States. Two international organisations are also members of the FATF: the European Commission and the Gulf Co-operation Council.