Angola is committed and aligned with the country’s consistent efforts to protect itself and the financial system against money laundering, terrorist financing and financial crimes. This guarantee was given by the General Director of the Financial Information Unit of Angola (UIF), Gilberto Capeça, to the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Angola to the United Arab Emirates, Júlio Maiato, today, 07.07.2023, at the Chancellery of the Diplomatic Mission in Abu dhabi. Leaving the meeting, the DG of the FIU said that he had informed the Ambassador to the UAE about Angola’s participation in the 29th Annual Plenary Meeting of the Egmont Group, which ended today in the Emirati capital.
The event, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Presidential Court and Governor of the Central Bank of the UAE, took place from 03 to 07 July 2023 , under the theme: “Utilization of advanced IT Technologies by Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) to improve their operations. In addition to the Angolan delegation led by the General Director of the Financial Information Unit of Angola (UIF), Gilberto Moisés Moma Capeça, more than 500 participants from more than 160 member countries of the organization attended the FIU meeting.
On the sidelines of the plenary, two Memorandums of Understanding were signed between the Financial Information Unit of Angola and the Financial Intelligence Unit of the United Arab Emirates and another with the National Financial Registration Center of the Democratic Republic of Congo (RDCONGO), aiming at the exchange expertise and financial intelligence. The use of artificial intelligence for more effective collaboration, best practices in the exchange of financial information and the development of training programs were one of the conclusions that emerged from the Egmont Group meeting.
Established in 1995, the Egmont Group is an international organization of 166 members that works to improve communication and collaboration between FIUs and their members and receives thousands of suspicious transaction reports annually. INSTITUTIONAL COMMUNICATION AND PRESS