Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh has signed  memorandum of understanding (MoUs) with five more countries to share information on the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Combating Financing of Terrorism (CFT) issues, officials said.
The countries are Russia, Panama, Fiji, Kirgisthan and Barbados.
The deals were signed in Barbados on June 9 last, the Bangladesh Bank (BB) said in a statement on Thursday.
M Mahfuzur Rahman, Executive Director of the BB and the Deputy Head of BFIU (Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit) has signed the MoUs on behalf of Bangladesh, it added.
After signing the deals, total number of MoUs signed countries with Bangladesh stood at 36.
Bangladesh as a member of the Egmont Group, a forum of the Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) of different countries, is now empowered to exchange information on money laundering and terror financing among its member-countries.
An FIU is a central, national agency responsible for receiving (and, as permitted, requesting), analysing and disseminating to the competent authorities disclosures of financial intelligence.
The Group has now 147 members across the world to promote and enhance international cooperation in anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing and to foster the implementation of domestic programess in this field.