PANO – The Department of External Information and Department of Press (under the Ministry of Information and Communications), in association with the Department of Anti-money laundering (under the State Bank of Vietnam), on June 1st, held a training course on anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism in HCMC.
About 70 journalists from 60 Central and local press and media agencies and some leaders and specialists of relevant departments of the Ministry of Information and Communications participated in this course.
The course was organized with the purpose of raising reporters’ awareness of fighting against money laundering and terrorist financing, a new kind of corruption-related crimes.
During the course, participants were introduced to many practical contents about Vietnamese policies, notions and real-time situations and international experiences against money laundering and terrorist financing.
In May, 2007, Vietnam became a member of the Asia/Pacific Group of Money Laundering (APG). In 2009, Vietnamese Government set up the Steering Council on Anti-money laundering and Anti-terrorist financing. During the on-going tenure, the National Assembly plans to issue the Laws on Fighting Money Laundering.
Previously, on May 25th, similar training course was also organized for press and media agencies in the North.
Translated by Van Hieu