March 14, 2019 Mustafa Beqiri

Working meeting with the Ambassador of the European Union Delegation in Tirana, Mr. Luigi Soreca

On 11 March 2019, a working meeting was held between the Ambassador of the EU Delegation in Tirana, Mr. Luigi Soreca and the Director of DGPPP Mr. Arlind Gjokuta.

At this meeting, Mr. Soreca was briefed on the activity of the GDPML, the concrete results in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing, the progress made towards implementing the action plan for the recommendations of the Council of Europe’s Monetary Committee, interagency cooperation with the competent authorities in the country and the exchange of information with financial intelligence partner units, the approximation of Albanian legislation with that of the European Union, the role of GDPML in identifying and confiscating assets of criminal origin, as well as developments in the field of information technology, EU support in the framework of projects aimed at enhancing institutional capacity.

In his speech, Mr. Soreca expressed his appreciation for the work done by the GDPML towards the fight against organized crime and provided continuous support for the further consolidation of the institution, to ensure a strengthening of human and technological capacities and its functioning as Financial Intelligence Unit in the Republic of Albania.