Kazakhstan takes part in 91st session of Interpol General Assembly
Representatives of the Asset Recovery Committee of the Prosecutor General's Office and the National Central Bureau of Interpol of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan took part in the 91st session of the Interpol General Assembly in Vienna (Austria), El.kz reports with reference to the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
This year, the General Assembly was attended by representatives of law enforcement agencies from 160 countries. A special working group of Interpol presented a pilot project on the introduction of a new tool for the search and recovery of assets - "Silver Bulletin" and "Silver Notification". The project will start in 2024.
- It is expected that this tool will provide the participating countries with the ability to detect, verify, seize and confiscate criminal assets. The Kazakh delegation announced its readiness to participate in this project, the press service reports.
On the sidelines of the General Assembly, representatives of the Asset Recovery Committee held meetings with senior officers of the INTERPOL Financial Crime and Anti-Corruption Centre.
A joint algorithm has been developed for the exchange of information on tracing criminal assets abroad, verifying their beneficial owners and developing mechanisms for their return. In addition, bilateral meetings were held with representatives of Interpol of Austria, Moldova, Latvia, Turkey and other countries.
Agreements were reached on cooperation in combating money laundering, corruption, tax evasion and other financial offenses in the context of the task of returning illegally acquired assets.