Global anti-terror body FATF chief meets Amit Shah in Delhi

Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a number of bilateral meetings, including with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) chief, and discussed with them various issues of mutual interests such as terrorism.

In his meeting with FATF chief T Raja Kumar, Amit Shah emphasised that there is need for the FATF to continuously monitor the tendencies of some countries to sponsor terrorism.

“In the bilateral meeting with FATF President, Shri T Raja Kumar, Hon’ble Home Minister Shri @AmitShah while appreciating the role of FATF, emphasised that there is need for FATF to continuously monitor the tendencies of some of the countries to sponsor terrorism,” Amit Shah’s office tweeted.

Kumar lauded the initiative taken by India for hosting the ‘No Money For Terror (NMFT)’ conference and expressed the willingness of FATF, the global watchdog on terror financing and money laundering, to work closely on Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) issues under India’s G-20 priorities.

At the conference, Mr Kumar also called for a push to tackle terrorist financing and warned that Islamist extremist and far-right terrorist groups are using covert methods to transfer funds, including the use of crypto assets, the FATF tweeted.