The EU Global Facility on AML/CFT, represented by its Team Leader David Hotte, is taking part in the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) workshop on Tax Governance, Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism in Mauritius 🇲🇺.
Tackling the topic of Tax Governance and Compliance with AML/CFT, the five-day event kicked off yesterday, in the presence of H.E Mahen Kumar Seerutum, Minister of Financial Services and Good Governance of Mauritius.
David Hotte was invited to present the work conducted by the EU Global Facility across the ACP region, including its three-year involvement in Mauritius, alongside other technical assistance partners.
During his presentation, he emphasised the importance of subsidiarity in technical assistance, and the need for complementarity between all EU-funded projects and TA providers in partner countries.
“We need to all work together to best support our partners in the region, avoiding duplication of expertise and delivering the most tailored assistance to each country,” he said, insisting that “whilst some challenges are shared by countries in the region, there are also stark specificities that require our experts’ most dedicated attention to ensure efficiency and sustainability of support.”
In parallel to the conference, he also met with EU ambassadors from a number of partner countries in the region, including:
🇹🇹 Trinidad and Tobago , where the EU Global Facility will conduct a scoping mission in the coming weeks to assess the country’s needs with regards to AML/CFT
🇯🇲 Jamaica, where the project has been delivering technical assistance activities since October 2020
🇭🇹 Haïti, whose authorities have been soliciting the EU Global Facility for future support on AML/CFT
As well as 🇲🇿 Mozambique, which witnessed the successful launch of the Technical Assistance Coordination Committee (TACC) last week in the premises of the European Union Delegation in Maputo. The event was attended by Mozambican authorities and representatives of technical assistance providers (IMF, UNODC and World Bank, among others).