October 31, 2023 Mustafa Beqiri

Official visit of AIF to Italian Financial Intelligence Unit and the Vatican State Financial Intelligence and Surveillance Authority

On 19-20 September 2023, The Financial Intelligence Agency (FIA) delegation carried out a study visit to the Italian Financial Intelligence Unit and the Vatican State Financial Information and Supervision Authority in Rome. The purpose of the meetings was to strengthen cooperation between these institutions, share experiences and discuss future challenges.

During the meetings, the General Director of FIA, emphasized the very good institutional relations between our counterpart units, both in terms of information exchange and continuous technical support in the context of Albania’s monitoring processes by international organizations. Also, AIF employees gained experience especially in the sharing of experiences in terms of anti-money laundering compliance programs and case analysis in the field of preventing money laundering and terrorist financing. These two-day meetings were financially supported by GIZ within the framework of the “Global Program Combating Illicit Financial Flows”.